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Diversity 101: Recognizing Privilege, Prejudice, and Racism

Expose students of Cal Poly to the system of structural discrimination, and how they can become advocates for diversity.

MultiCultural Center

on 26 February 2011

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Transcript of Diversity 101: Recognizing Privilege, Prejudice, and Racism

Diversity 101:
Recognizing privilege, prejudice, and racism Ryan Santillan & Michelle Fox What is the ? Mission:

"To empower our students with the resources, skills, and opportunities necessary for academic achievement, leadership development, and purposeful civic engagement while providing them with a safe and welcoming 'home away from home.' Through cross-cultural dialogues and examining the issues relevant to diversity and social justice, we hope to nurture a generation of informed world citizens who find unity within our differences." Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack Structural Discrimination Privilege prejudice racism "a right, immunity, or benefit enjoyed only by a person and beyond the advantages of most." - Random House Dictionary, 2011 "an unfavorable opinion or feeling formed beforehand or without knowledge, thought, or reason." - Random House Dictionary, 2011 "a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human races determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one's own race is superior and has the right to rule others." - Random House Dictionary, 2011 How to be a diversity advocate advocate "a person who speaks or writes in support of or defense of a person, cause, etc." - Random House Dictionary, 2011
Find something you're passionate about
Educate yourself
Spark conversations with people in support of your research or in response to current issues surrounding diversity
Attend MCC events to help gain more cultural awareness Activity: What is Privilege? " There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest."
- Elie Wiesel Thank you!
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