Tag Archive: politically correct

Revisiting acknowledging diversity in thinking within the classroom: The Post-Election Edition

The election is over and Donald J. Trump has been inaugurated as the 45TH President of the United States. Now, the real work begins in our country, communities, and especially in our classrooms.… Continue reading

Misplaced Adjectives and Nouns: Grammar Does Matter

“Mom, how do I make the word ‘humble’ a noun?” “What about ‘splendid’?” My fifth grader had come to me for help on her grammar homework. Humble, humbly, humility… three very similar words… Continue reading

Checking Ourselves: Political Opinion in the Classroom

“…There is a shift in which universities are trying to be politically correct, but the contradictory discourse conversations may be lacking. I am concerned that being too politically correct in the classroom may… Continue reading

Allowing humbug in the classroom: Acknowledging diversity in thinking

In the beginning of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol (1843), Ebenezer Scrooge has the divergent opinion that Christmas is nothing but a humbug and that charity to others is worthless.  Although, Scrooge changes… Continue reading

Diversity in College Admissions: Does Affirmative Action Have a Place?

Often, university faculty are involved in the graduate admissions process. We strive to be “diversity” blind, recommending applicants based on their individual academic and civic merits rather than ancestry, socioeconomic status, or gender.… 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

Sometimes a Bridge is Better

Few can argue that the world is becoming more diverse and that success in life may rely on our ability to connect with others and be “politically correct”. The challenge lies in opening… Continue reading