This module focuses on how ethnic and racial discrimination influences access to the labour market, how discrimination in the labour market relates to other types of discrimination and their consequences, such as housing and segregation in cities, and how people have resisted discrimination. Zooming in on experiences of migrant workers in the European agri-food industry, the module highlights how stereotypes, prejudice and systematic discrimination affect individual biographies and inequalities.
What your students will learn
General learning outcome
Understand the different ways in which migrants and their children are discriminated against in society and particularly in their access to the labour market
Specific learning outcomes
Understand what ethnic and racial discrimination is and identify the interlinked sources of discrimination
Understand how ethnic and racial discrimination affects individual biographies
Understand the difference between individual and institutionalized discrimination
Reflect on how we can resist discrimination
Class structure and timeline
Development in class
Activity 1: Stories from greenhouses in Europe
Activity 2: What is ethnic and racial discrimination?
Activity 3: Understanding structural discrimination through hip hop
Option 1: Who is your role model? (ca. 60 min)
Option 2: A playlist about discrimination (ca. 60-120 min)