In the aftermath of the shooting of Michael Brown, the American public was sharply divided about who was at fault. In this lesson, students will explore the reasons for this division by looking at how identity affected the ways in which people responded to the events. Students begin by reflecting on how identity influences our perceptions of people. They then examine a public opinion poll about a range of issues related to Ferguson, sortable by different aspects of identity (race, gender, age, etc.) and consider what the poll reveals as well as its limitations. Finally, after watching police officers talk about race, students reflect on the diversity of perspectives, opinions, and experiences that exists within this—or any—group.