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- Age and Ageism
- Asian American/Pacific Islander Racism/Anti-racism
- Black/African American Racism/Anti-racism
- Disability and Ableism
- Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion including Intersectionality and Colonialism
- Inclusive Pedagogy
- Latinx Racism/Anti-racism
- LGBTQIA2S+ Issues, Heterosexism, and Cis-sexism
- Native American Racism/Anti-Racism
- Religious Diversity
- Whiteness and White Allyship
UGA Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Resources
- The Office of Institutional Diversity is committed to a vision of leadership in embracing diversity and inclusion. Their staff prioritizes initiatives that serve the diversity goals and academic mission of the university. Their office facilitates collaboration on diversity initiatives throughout campus and the external community, and provides professional development opportunities focused on diversity. They also serve as a hub for information, resources and expertise regarding diversity issues. To learn more about the Office of Institutional Diversity, visit https://diversity.uga.edu/
- The Presidential Task Force on Race, Ethnicity, and Community (2020) examined issues related to race, ethnicity, and community at the University of Georgia. The Task Force submitted to the Office of the President for consideration a number of concrete recommendations to improve the campus culture and strengthen the learning environment at UGA. To learn more about the task force’s recommendations, visit https://rectaskforce.uga.edu/
- The UGA Career Center has compiled Diversity & Inclusion Resources on their website, which can serve as a resource for any UGA student who values diversity and inclusion. They also have compiled Population Specific Resources to support students with diverse and intersectional identities in their career planning and job search.
- The Disability Resource Center’s primary commitment is to assist the University of Georgia in educating and serving students with disabilities who qualify for admissions. While our mission is to ensure equal educational opportunities as required by the ADA and other legislation, the DRC strives to promote a welcoming academic, physical, and social environment for students with disabilities at UGA. To learn more about the programs they offer, visit their website at https://drc.uga.edu/.
- The mission of the Pride Center is to foster an inclusive, informed community for LGBT+ individuals through collaboration, education, and advocacy. To learn more about the programs they offer, visit their website at https://pride.uga.edu.
- The Office of Multicultural Services and Programs works to create an inclusive campus environment by supporting the development and affirming the overall experiences of all students, particularly multicultural students. We envision a University of Georgia that honors the identities, perspectives, and worldviews of our entire community in a way that advances social justice and an institutional way of being that models inclusiveness for all students, faculty, and staff. To learn more about the programs they offer, visit their website at https://msp.uga.edu/.
- The Institute of Women’s Studies in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences has compiled a webpage of Collective Women’s Studies Resources. Resource topics include Asian American, Black Feminism, Bodies, Girls, Global Issues, Health, -Isms, Women’s History, Latinx, Media/Pop-Culture, Native American, Politics, Poverty, Sexuality/LGBTQ+, Sports, Trans, Violence, Whiteness, and Work.
Resources on Inclusive Language
- Hamilton College’s Writing Center provides a helpful resource on “Language of difference: Writing about race, ethnicity, social class, and disability.” Many of the tips can also be applied in the ways we speak about differences among people.
- The American Psychological Association’s website has a number of resources Bias-Free Language.” These resources are designed to support people in respectful written and oral communication about topics like age, disability, gender, participation in research, racial and ethnic identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and intersectionality.
- The National Center on Disability and Journalism has a Disability Language Style Guide. This resource has also been translated into Spanish and Romanian.
- An Ally’s Guide to Terminology from GLAAD offers tips on talking about LGBT people and equality. It includes terms to use, usage examples, terms to avoid, and explanations.
- This brief article from Vox explains why you should always use “transgender” instead of “transgendered.”
Problematic History of the Word “Hispanic”
This opinion-editorial by Araceli Cruz discusses the history of the word “Hispanic.”
explained: A history of the controversial word and how to pronounce it
This article explains the origin of “Latinx.”