Class Actions Screening Questions, Part 1: Mississippi | Not in Our Town

Class Actions Screening Questions, Part 1: Mississippi

Grade Level: 
Middle School (6-8)
High School (9-12)

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Written by: Julie Mann, Newcomers High School teacher, and Joe Lobozzo, Lakewood High School teacher

  1. How would you feel as a student of color at Ole Miss while students chant “The South Will Rise Again”?
  2. How do you feel about the student group who met to fight against the discriminatory chanting?
  3. How do you feel about the chancellor’s decision to stop the discriminatory chant at the football games?
  4. Here are the words of the University of Mississippi Creed. What does it mean to you?


The University of Mississippi is a community of learning dedicated to nurturing excellence in intellectual inquiry and personal character in an open and diverse environment.  As a voluntary member of this community:
I believe in respect for the dignity of each person
I believe in fairness and civility
I believe in personal and professional integrity
I believe in academic honesty
I believe in academic freedom
I believe in good stewardship of our resources
I pledge to uphold these values and encourage others to follow my example.
  1. One student said “We’re turning our back to hate and changing it to love.” What does this mean to you?
  1. What risks do people in this part of the film take by acting? Why is it worth it for them to take those risks?



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