Anti-Racists - Quiz #1

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1. Who is the current Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), who has significantly expanded their membership and activities?  The ACLU is now involved in issues of racial justice, privacy, lesbian and gay rights, and civil liberties.  Their director is a Puerto Rican gay man, who is a lawyer.


Cesar Chavez Anthony Romero Rigoberto Nunez Bill Richardson


2. What is the name of the Native American woman who was the Green Party candidate for Vice President of the United States in 1996 and 2000?  She graduated from Harvard University , has been a high school principal, and is currently helping the Ojibwe natives in Minnesota recover lands that were promised to them in a treaty with the US government in 1867.


Buffy St. Marie Linda Hogan Marcie Rendon Winona LaDuke



3. What is the name of the white man who was the captain of a slave trading ship, later became a Christian minister who opposed slavery, and wrote the famous hymn, "Amazing Grace", that includes the line, "I once was lost, but now am found"?


John Newton Isaac Watts John Smith Frances Drake



4. What is the name of the African American woman who won the Nobel prize in literature for her novels, including "Beloved". Her writing is about freedom, race, racism, the effects of history, and much more.


Maya Angelou Alice Walker Toni Morrison Nikki Giovanni



5. Who is the author of "White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son"?  This is a white man who gives over 100 speeches a year about how racism unfairly advantages white people even if they don't want it to, about how racism hurts people of color and white people, and about how white people can learn to be more aware about issues of race and racism.


John Howard Griffin Tim Wise Paul Kivel Howard Zinn



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