On Tuesday, April 17, Bria Marcelo gave a training to student leaders about bias awareness. Marcelo works in the Chief Diversity Office and serves as the Director of Diversity Resources. I chose to attend as an opportunity to see how students are being taught about bias, to educate myself, and to also examine bias training from a supervisor point of view. This paper examines how the training relates to the Multicultural Change Intervention Matrix, themes of first-order change, and increasing multicultural competence.
Education is a lifetime of learning and college education can be the most stressful situation in someone 's life. In the article titled, “What Is the Point of College?” by Kwame Anthony Appiah, (The New York Times, on September 8, 2015) Appiah exposes what college should be about. I believe that Cal Poly provides me with enough classroom opportunities to determine both what I can do and who I can be. Before going out on a quest of our own making, know that we do not need to be career driven, rather career minded.
“Affirmative Action may not be a perfect system, but there should be no doubt that it has endangered many successes. It has opened the doors of America’s most elite educational institutions to minority students, granting them unprecedented opportunities” (Ogletree 12). Thanks to Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson a policy that prohibits employment and education discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, and sex is offered today to those who suffer from said discriminations (A Brief History). Affirmative action has opened abundant openings for minorities, allowing the cycle of going to college to be passed down generations and provided job opportunities that otherwise would not be considered by most. Affirmative
The diversity that may be found all around the world and in our very community has always fascinated me. I am aware that it is a widely held belief that being a minority is considered a disadvantage in various aspects and I would disagree with this. Diversity and culture is a two-way street- as a community, whether that be society as a whole or simply a freshman class, we have the potential to be able to learn from each other. I believe that my status as an underrepresented minority has shaped me into the person I am today. Despite moving to the United States at a young age and being a first-generation college student , I am grateful for the privilege to be able to further my education at the University of Utah.
My experiences growing up did not help me develop my diversity consciousness as much as I would've liked. Getting a college education and learning about diversity in this class and my human resources class have helped me develop an understanding that people and businesses must understand that the world, and specifically America, is diverse and we must learn and grow to help make it a successful achievement.
Delgado and Stefancic (2011) stated that Critical Race Theory explores how “race, racism, and power intersect to create different circumstances for people of color within society [...] and in postsecondary institutions” (as cited in Quaye, 2013, p. 172). Within the field of higher education, it is important for student affairs professionals to recognize how race permeates all aspects of an individual’s life to fully understand their students’ experiences. Unlike other student development theories, such as Baxter-Magolda’s (2008) self-authorship and Abes, Jones, and McEwen’s (2007) Model of Multiple Identities, CRT places race at the “center of the analysis and assumes that race is omnipresent” in an individual’s life (Quaye, 2013, p. 167).
As the population becomes more and more diverse, schools need to be aware of the unique problems students from minority groups potentially face. Cultural expertise
My current field education placement at the vineyard church of Evanston, which is a part of my master of divinity program bring people from fifty-five different nations. These people come from different socioeconomic backgrounds. This is my second year at this placement which ends in the May of this year. Most of the time, I am surrounded by my Caucasian friends and colleagues, therefore, this was enriching experience to listen to the stories and struggles of the people of diverse backgrounds. I wish I had training to offer them some help while empathizing with them in their situations. Because I grow up with Muslims in Pakistan, I find it easy to talk and relate to the Muslim immigrants from countries such as Syria, Iraq
While some students view the racial climate on DePauw’s campus as positive, the majority I had asked did not. The reasoning behind each answer differed, yet there was a consensus decision that there has recently been a negative racial climate on campus. There are many different theories as to how a campus may have a positive or negative racial climate, however some in particular accurately relate to DePauw’s campus. As previously discussed, the diversity of the student body has drastically increased, and some race relation theorists believe that this in itself is one of the main causes of racial tension. This may be true because according to Sylvia Hurtado, “When ‘harmonious inequality’ is challenged by subordinates, dominant groups are
If institutions of higher education are to enjoy open minded campuses, faculty, staff, and students will need to combat beliefs of mismatching so that affirmative action (AA) can keep making a difference. Diversifying schools, giving minorities an opportunity to receive a quality education, and combating stereotypes are three of the many ways AA has had a positive impact. Additionally, institutions can advocate AA’s success in educating minorities by promoting and advertising fellow AA beneficiaries at their campuses. An example would be the showcasing of Sonia Sotomayor, who attended Princeton University thanks to AA. By showcasing minority alumni, universities would be able to attract more minorities to their institutions by simultaneously
7. Park, Julie J. & Chang, Stephanie H. (2015). Understanding Students’ Precollege Experience With Racial Diversity: The High School as Microsystem. Journal of College Student Development, v56 n4, 349-363.
Minorities are underrepresented in the field of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and there are factors that contribute to this phenomenon.
Education systems do not reflect the concept of “imaginary cosmopolitanism,” due to the fact that people within specific social groups listen solely to themselves as opposed to becoming radial listeners to the issues that create social injustice and racial inequality. All people need to engage in universal conversation by advocating social change against the oppression of racial groups in America. Bethany Johnson-Javois mentioned in her lecture that “a lack of communication and collaboration are the reason why people are being silenced and progress is being impeded towards safety in this country” (Javois 2017). She mentioned that the field of academia has played the most important role in bridging the gap towards improving racial equality.
Previous literature explores the history of institutionalized racism and cultural hegemony in the United States and academic institutions. Additionally, the literature delineates the ramifications racism and discrimination have on minority students and students of color in regards to their social, psychological, and physical health. Finally, the literature explicates the obligations universities have as agents of change, particularly in an increasingly multicultural America, where racial backlash and cultural resentment continue to grow more frequent.