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Interacting with diversity

The more we interact with people who are different from us, the better we get at it. Have you ever had an experience with diversity or cultural differences where you …

Educating others

Providing insight and education about diversity or cultural differences may fall on diverse others or persons from another culture. At times this can be frustrating and exhausting. Can you think …

Interacting with diverse others

Please watch this video and learn how it takes time and practice to develop dexterity with diversity. We will make mistakes. What is important is that we learn from our …

Self-monitoring

In the previous step, I shared my own personal struggles with diverse others. I find a need to be aware of my own biases and to monitor them. I seek …

Avoiding diversity

For most of us, there are diverse others around whom we may feel discomfort. Are you able to be honest with yourself and look inward and detect a diverse group …

Unintentional reactions

Picture five young adults in their early 20s sitting close together in a line on a bench. All of them are laughing or smiling. They are all looking at or …

Changing stereotyping

Becoming aware of certain stereotyping of groups is the first step toward helping us to change these stereotypes. Awareness changes how we operate and how we react to others different …

Implicit bias

Implicit bias, or unconscious bias, and self-regulation are the subjects of this video. We may have stereotypical thoughts, feelings, or behaviors as our first response when we face with diversity. …

Experiencing stereotyping

Have you ever encountered another person who made a stereotype assumption about you? What was it? How did it make you feel? What is it like to be the target …

Things people say

This video shares examples of common stereotypes that may be applied when we meet a diverse other. These stereotypes typically are our first, unconscious thoughts. These are usually over-generalizations of …

Recognition of stereotyping

Stereotypes are associations we make about certain traits/behaviors and groups of people. These are often learned from an early age. We cannot avoid learning major, social stereotyping, especially due to …

Stereotyping

Why do we stereotype people who are different from us when we first see them? What visual clues might we see to guide our thoughts and behavior? Are these thoughts …

Defensive thoughts

People often have defensive thoughts, worries, anxieties which keep them from interacting with others who are different from them. What suggestions do you have for getting people to be less …

Diversity in ways to communicate

Negotiating the diversity in ways of communicating is a complex topic. There are many languages, dialects, communication styles, and interpretations. Some cultures, races, and ethnic groups of people have a …

Correct or incorrect impressions

This video illustrates examples of how we may unconsciously form incorrect conclusions when we encounter diversity. The steps following this step will provide opportunities to reflect on this video and …