by Jennifer L. Eberhardt & Aneeta Rattan
We've identified these texts as great options for text pairings based on similar themes, literary devices, topic, or writing style. Supplement your lesson with one or more of these options and challenge students to compare and contrast the texts. To assign a paired text, click on the text to go to its page and click the "Assign Text" button there.
Stop and Frisk: Right or Wrong?
- Mike Kubic
This article examines the rationale behind “Stop and Frisk,” a controversial law enforcement tactic, and the impact of its decline.Pair “Stop and Frisk: Right or Wrong” with “The Race Factor in Trying Juveniles as Adults” and ask students to discuss how our criminal justice system treats African Americans differently than white people. What evidence do the authors use to support this claim? How might greater awareness about racial biases change our criminal justice system?
The American Criminal Justice System
- Rachel Slivnick
In the informational text “The American Criminal Justice System,” Rachel Slivnick describes different aspects of the criminal justice system and its overall effectiveness in providing justice for all.Pair “The American Criminal Justice System” with “The Race Factor in Trying Juveniles as Adults” to provide students with additional information about the criminal justice system. Ask students to discuss how racial discrimination has been present in our justice system throughout history. How do both texts explore the different sectors of the criminal justice system in which minorities experience unfair treatment?