This month sixty undergraduate students and twenty graduate students participated in a Diversity Fair as part of an assignment for Human Diversity and Oppression taught by Dr. Natale and Dr. McLeod. They were arranged into five groups and each group was assigned a stereotype and the corresponding facts, or what they called "stereotype busters." Examples include:
- Latino and African American women are the fastest growing groups accessing higher education today
- 75% of people eligible for welfare do not access those benefits
- Women make 77 cents on the dollar compared to their male counterparts
The students created posters and leaflets with these stereotype busters. They demonstrated how common myths and stereotypes lead to prejudice and discrimination of minority groups. As social workers, they will address these political and economic injustices, especially among vulnerable people.
Posted on Tue, November 25, 2014
by Amy Arnold filed under