2022 Contest Prompt

  • Identify an individual or group in US society who took or is taking a stand against racism and discrimination.

  • Choose relevant historical, modern, and/or personal examples

  • From where do their duties, responsibilities, and/or obligations originate? (e.g. family, community, school, religion, constitution, etc)

  • What challenges did your subject face in standing against racism and discrimination? How did they respond to these challenges and what support did they receive?

  • What are the consequences of failing to stand against racism and discrimination?

  • Describe the different ways that Minoru Yasui stood up to various forms of racism throughout his life. In the spirit of Yasui's commitment and work, how would you fulfill the duties described above to create greater equity and change?