What do I need to do?
California (and the US in general) continues to become more and more diverse in terms of race, ethnicity, culture, religion, etc. As a result, it has become even more necessary to understand and appreciate people across “differences” and to recognize how our actions, behaviors, and choice of language/words impact others.
Then, answer the four questions below by providing thoughtful, meaningful, and substantive answers (4-10 sentences each):
- What is your initial reaction to reading about microaggressions and watching the video (what thoughts or feelings arise)?
- Have you ever experienced a microaggression and/or unknowingly engaged in using a microaggression? Explain your answer.
- In what ways, can you be more mindful of your actions, behaviors, and choice of words/language in a climate of ever increasing diversity?
- What can you do to increase your appreciation for diversity and to develop cultural competency