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SPCL 7922T Multicultural Counseling: 3 Privilege | Oppression | Social Justice

Professor Baquet's Spring 2020 OER for Multicultural Counseling & Consultation in Schools

Outline Module 3

In this module, 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. Students will understand the core tenants of Internationality Framework; Multicultural Framework (4th Force of Counseling); Social Justice lens (5th Force of Counseling); Systems Approaches in counseling within the school system. 

MSJCC Conceptual Framework

Video: Deconstructing White Privilege

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.

Module Readings

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