All cultural groups teach future generations cultural understandings that help to shape their identities and interactions with other groups and society at large. Past lessons have explored that race is not culture, but it is a story we tell ourselves to further political aims. Yet, research has confirmed that experiencing acts of discrimination or being exposed to them over social media has a negative impact on the mental and emotional health of minority youth. Students will engage in thoughtful reflection and peer-to-peer discussions to build their empathy and support for creating healthy schools and classrooms. CulturED Collection Lesson #4.