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LGBTQ

  • LGBTQ student success in higher ed: Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students are more visible than ever on U.S. college campuses. Yet they remain both sexual-orientation and gender-identity minorities (that is, as a numerical proportion of the student body) and minoritized (that is, targets of discrimination and oppression by those in power).

Model Minority Myth

  • Asian American Discrimination on the Rise During Covid: As Corona virus spreads across the nation, Asian Americans discuss how microagressions and hate crimes have too.

  • NPR Code Switch: 'Model Minority' Myth Again Used As A Racial Wedge Between Asians And Blacks: The perception of universal success among Asian-Americans is being wielded to downplay racism's role in the persistent struggles of other minority groups, especially black American

Microaggressions

  • 21 Racial Microaggressions You Hear On A Daily BasisThe term “microaggression” was used by Columbia professor Derald Sue to refer to “brief and commonplace daily verbal, behavioral, or environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative racial slights and insults toward people of color.” 

  • 19 LGBT Microagressions You Hear On A Daily BasisInspired by this photography project about racial microaggressions, Kevin Nadal, associate professor of psychology at CUNY’s John Jay College, asked some of his friends to share the microaggressions they’ve experienced as members of the LGBT community.

  • Microaggressions: Be Careful What You SayPsychology professor Derald Sue says some casual, everyday questions and comments can reveal people's unconscious biases, such as "Where are you really from?" and "You don't dress like a gay person."

Misc. - Diversity and Inclusion

  • Glossary of Diversity Terms: This glossary is not intended to be an exhaustive list of every word and term used in our conversations about diversity and social justice. Because of the way language works especially around these concepts, many of these words and terms will continue to evolve. Even so it can be useful to have a reference that provides basic working definitions that help spur discussions.

  • The Mentor's Dilemma: Providing Critical Feedback Across the Racial Divide: Two studies examined the response Black and White students to critical feedback presented either alone or buffered with additional information to ameliorate its negative effects.  Lack students who received unbuffered critical feedback responded less favorably than White students both in ratings of the evaluators bias and in measures of task motivation. By contrast when the feedback was accompanied both by an innovation of high standards and by an assurance of the student’s capacity to reach those standards. Black students responded as positively as White students and both groups reported enhanced identification with relevant skills and careers. This “wise” two faceted intervention proved more effective than buffering criticism either with performance praise or with an invocation of high standards along. The role of stigma in mediating responses to critical feedback, and the implications of the results for mentoring other teacher-student interactions, are explored.