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Inclusion and Diversity

Bethune-Cookman University RA Training Fall 2013

Jessica Dickson

on 8 August 2013

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Transcript of Inclusion and Diversity

Socio-economic status
Religion (holidays)

Inclusion and Diversity
Things to say instead of:
gay - silly, unfortunate, radical, antiquated, weird, beat, obnoxious
the n-word - brother, dude, idiot, friend
retarded - silly, clumsy, ridiculous
* racial jokes
* using slurs
* “you’re strong for a girl”
* color-blind mentality
* you talk white...you’re not really Black if...
* low income or homeless student keeps being asked to do expensive activities

Learning disabilities
Mental health
Able bodied
Sexual orientation
Gender expression
Learning Styles
Family structure
Skin tone
What else?
Areas of Diversity
State, city, county, country culture of origin
Inclusion: creating a space, our halls, our presence, where everyone can be comfortable to be whomever and whatever they want to be. It’s being conscious of language (what means one thing to one person might make someone else feel left out), and intentionality about validating all perspectives even if we don’t agree. It’s creating a sense of welcome for all.
Brief, commonplace daily verbal, behavioral, environmental indignities (intentional or not), that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative...slights and insults toward a target person or group. (Dr. Derald Wing Sue)
Pejorative language - disparaging, derogatory, or belittling
* That’s so gay
* The n-word
* Stop being retarded
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