Teaching Diversity

Diversity hand treeThe subject areas listed below guide readers to content on this site that has been used to teach and reflect on topics in diversity & multiculturalism.

Teaching and thinking about these two entails learning about and celebrating our differences, often—though not always—pleasant tasks.  Accepting, not just tolerating, our differences is harder.  Harder still is dealing with racism.

Below racism is paired with “white privilege” for many reasons.  Besides personal prejudice, racism involves profound and stunning systemic inequalities in economics, institutional structures, health, education, and much more that gives tremendous advantages to “whiteness”—but acknowledging this privilege is one of the hardest things to do.  Race relations would improve 100% overnight if we did.  Race, however, has been called America’s “Original Sin” and is so difficult to talk about productively that we would rather talk about anything else—anything.  I hope the material below opens up some space for discussion, no matter how difficult, and gives you ideas for your own thinking, teaching, and working on these important issues wherever you are.

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These are representative items which can link you to many others not listed.

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 DIVERSITY INITIATIVES and COURSES.

In INITIATIVES look especially at CORE, and in COURSES especially at Multicultural Literature, Global Literature, Sacred Texts, and the graduate courses  The “Third World,” and Race, Ethnicity, and the American Experience.

ARTS, ENTERTAINMENT, SPORTS

LITERATURE

 

RACISM, SLAVERY, WHITE PRIVILEGE

RELIGION, CULTURE, EDUCATION

 

INEQUALITY, SOCIETY, POLITICS

DIVERSITY IN THE WORKPLACE

  • Culture and Commerce
  • Websites on Workplace Diversity

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