Tag Archive: harmful assumptions

Facilitating Student Gender Diversity

Higher education systems are increasingly examining the systems in place to support students who are living as a gender other than their birth sex or who identify as genderqueer or another identity outside… Continue reading

Mad About Millennials

Millennials, people born between 1982 and 2004, compose the bulk of our student population.  Millennials have been characterized as: Special/Narcissistic – a feeling promoted by doting parents/grandparents and an “every one wins” mentality… Continue reading

College Students Plus Homelessness Equals?

With Thanksgiving approaching, I offer this experience. I was walking with a faculty colleague across campus and I encountered a 19-year-old African-American female student that I had last year in class.  The young… Continue reading

Cultural Incompetence: Responsibility to Respond or Not?

Below is a fictional scenario presented by one of the faculty members of the School of Human Service Professions: A few days ago as I was walking to my office in Bruce Hall, I… Continue reading

Who is Qualified to Teach About Cultural Sensitivity?

Through the process of writing in this blog, I began to think about our responsibility as educators to instill change and to plant the seeds for consideration of a different path and a… Continue reading

I Don’t See Color. I See People.

The following is a piece that I included in my chapter (CH 3: The Interaction of Cultures, Sexuality, and Social Work Practice.) for the textbook cited below. It has been a helpful way… Continue reading

Do You Typecast?

Is there such as thing as a harmless stereotype? Do you typecast? Match the word on the left to the word/phrase often associated with it on the right. Homosexual Good at sports, dancing… Continue reading