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SPCL 7922 Multicultural Counseling & Consultation in Schools: Session 3 - Module 3: Privilege, Oppression, & Social Justice

Open Educational Resource (OER) created for Professor Elizalde-Utnick's SPCL 7922 course.

TASK LIST TO PREPARE FOR ZOOM SESSION

Please complete the following PRIOR to our Zoom session on September 20:

1. Readings/Videos

READ the assigned articles and take notes

Prilleltensky

Nadal

VIEW 'Black Customer Racially Profiled'

2. Journal #2

Go to Blackboard to the Journal link and post to the 'How Privileged Are You?' journal.

3. Prepare for Blackboard Quiz (RAT#3)

The 5-question multiple-choice quiz will be on the assigned readings and videos.

4. Take RAT#3 on Blackboard

This RAT will be made available to you on Blackboard at your quiz time (1:00/4:30 pm) on September 20.

5. Join Zoom session at your designated time (1:30/5:00)

6. Submit The House We Live In Paper on Blackboard by Sunday, September 26

VIDEO: MICROAGGRESSIONS IN ACTION (9:07)

Black Customer Racially Profiled In High End Store | What Would You Do?

SUMMARY

In this session students will continue to reflect on their own intersecting identities to explore the concepts of privilege and oppression. Students will explore the way in which microaggressions are tied to implicit bias.

SESSION SLIDES

APPLICATION ACTIVITY: SPOT THE MICROAGGRESSION

Spot the Microaggression…

Match up each statement with possible interpretations listed below it. You may connect some statements with more than one interpretation. If you can, try to come up with a more neutral statement.

“You are a credit to your race.”

  1. Your identity or experience as a person of color is invalid. / Your experiences as a minority are no different from anyone else’s.
  2. I can’t be racist, because I’m oppressed like you.
  3. Your appearance dictates your skills or knowledge.
  4. People from your group are more likely to be criminals or terrorists.
  5. Everyone from your group acts or think the same. / Your experiences are interchangeable with anyone else in your group.
  6. I am not racist.
  7. I don’t expect people from your racial background to be intelligent or successful, but you are.
  8. You don’t look like you belong here.
  9. You don’t fit my stereotypes about your racial group.

[White Professor to Latina student during class] “What do Latinas think about this situation?”

  1. Your identity or experience as a person of color is invalid. / Your experiences as a minority are no different from anyone else’s.
  2. I can’t be racist, because I’m oppressed like you.
  3. Your appearance dictates your skills or knowledge.
  4. People from your group are more likely to be criminals or terrorists.
  5. Everyone from your group acts or think the same. / Your experiences are interchangeable with anyone else in your group.
  6. I am not racist.
  7. I don’t expect people from your racial background to be intelligent or successful, but you are.
  8. You don’t look like you belong here.
  9. You don’t fit my stereotypes about your racial group.

[To a woman with a headscarf] “What are you hiding in there?” / [Store manager to employees] “Keep an eye on the Black shoppers.”

  1. Your identity or experience as a person of color is invalid. / Your experiences as a minority are no different from anyone else’s.
  2. I can’t be racist, because I’m oppressed like you.
  3. Your appearance dictates your skills or knowledge.
  4. People from your group are more likely to be criminals or terrorists.
  5. Everyone from your group acts or think the same. / Your experiences are interchangeable with anyone else in your group.
  6. I am not racist.
  7. I don’t expect people from your racial background to be intelligent or successful, but you are.
  8. You don’t look like you belong here.
  9. You don’t fit my stereotypes about your racial group.

“Can I touch your hair? You look so exotic.”

  1. Your identity or experience as a person of color is invalid. / Your experiences as a minority are no different from anyone else’s.
  2. I can’t be racist, because I’m oppressed like you.
  3. Your appearance dictates your skills or knowledge.
  4. People from your group are more likely to be criminals or terrorists.
  5. Everyone from your group acts or think the same. / Your experiences are interchangeable with anyone else in your group.
  6. I am not racist.
  7. I don’t expect people from your racial background to be intelligent or successful, but you are.
  8. You don’t look like you belong here.
  9. You don’t fit my stereotypes about your racial group.

“I don’t see color.” / “The only race is the human race.”

  1. Your identity or experience as a person of color is invalid. / Your experiences as a minority are no different from anyone else’s.
  2. I can’t be racist, because I’m oppressed like you.
  3. Your appearance dictates your skills or knowledge.
  4. People from your group are more likely to be criminals or terrorists.
  5. Everyone from your group acts or think the same. / Your experiences are interchangeable with anyone else in your group.
  6. I am not racist.
  7. I don’t expect people from your racial background to be intelligent or successful, but you are.
  8. You don’t look like you belong here.
  9. You don’t fit my stereotypes about your racial group.

[To an Asian student] “Can you help me with my math homework?”

  1. Your identity or experience as a person of color is invalid. / Your experiences as a minority are no different from anyone else’s.
  2. I can’t be racist, because I’m oppressed like you.
  3. Your appearance dictates your skills or knowledge.
  4. People from your group are more likely to be criminals or terrorists.
  5. Everyone from your group acts or think the same. / Your experiences are interchangeable with anyone else in your group.
  6. I am not racist.
  7. I don’t expect people from your racial background to be intelligent or successful, but you are.
  8. You don’t look like you belong here.
  9. You don’t fit my stereotypes about your racial group.

[A White woman to a Black woman] “As a woman, I understand what you experience as a minority.”

  1. Your identity or experience as a person of color is invalid. / Your experiences as a minority are no different from anyone else’s.
  2. I can’t be racist, because I’m oppressed like you.
  3. Your appearance dictates your skills or knowledge.
  4. People from your group are more likely to be criminals or terrorists.
  5. Everyone from your group acts or think the same. / Your experiences are interchangeable with anyone else in your group.
  6. I am not racist.
  7. I don’t expect people from your racial background to be intelligent or successful, but you are.
  8. You don’t look like you belong here.
  9. You don’t fit my stereotypes about your racial group.

“ANYONE can succeed if you try hard enough.”

  1. Your identity or experience as a person of color is invalid. / Your experiences as a minority are no different from anyone else’s.
  2. I can’t be racist, because I’m oppressed like you.
  3. Your appearance dictates your skills or knowledge.
  4. People from your group are more likely to be criminals or terrorists.
  5. Everyone from your group acts or think the same. / Your experiences are interchangeable with anyone else in your group.
  6. I am not racist.
  7. I don’t expect people from your racial background to be intelligent or successful, but you are.
  8. You don’t look like you belong here.
  9. You don’t fit my stereotypes about your racial group.

“Why are all Black women so loud?”

  1. Your identity or experience as a person of color is invalid. / Your experiences as a minority are no different from anyone else’s.
  2. I can’t be racist, because I’m oppressed like you.
  3. Your appearance dictates your skills or knowledge.
  4. People from your group are more likely to be criminals or terrorists.
  5. Everyone from your group acts or think the same. / Your experiences are interchangeable with anyone else in your group.
  6. I am not racist.
  7. I don’t expect people from your racial background to be intelligent or successful, but you are.
  8. You don’t look like you belong here.
  9. You don’t fit my stereotypes about your racial group.

“You don’t even seem Black.”

  1. Your identity or experience as a person of color is invalid. / Your experiences as a minority are no different from anyone else’s.
  2. I can’t be racist, because I’m oppressed like you.
  3. Your appearance dictates your skills or knowledge.
  4. People from your group are more likely to be criminals or terrorists.
  5. Everyone from your group acts or think the same. / Your experiences are interchangeable with anyone else in your group.
  6. I am not racist.
  7. I don’t expect people from your racial background to be intelligent or successful, but you are.
  8. You don’t look like you belong here.
  9. You don’t fit my stereotypes about your racial group.

ACTIVITY & VIDEO: HOW PRIVILEGED ARE YOU?