Exclusionary language is embedded in the English language and undermines
the ability of schools to educate students with diverse cultural
backgrounds. By exclusionary language we mean language and messages that
describe someone as not being something -“non-white”- and results in
the excluded listener feeling “othered,” “less than,” or “inadequate”.
In this training, participants will discuss the forms of exclusionary
language and messages that are prevalent in educational settings, and
discuss appropriate personal and professional responses to its use.
- Explore how language can be used to marginalize people and groups.
- Explore examples of Non-ness in your personal environment/communities and identify how it impacts the people around you.
- Explore the concept of White Privilege and the implications it has on relationships, individuals experiences, and the impact it has on marginalized people and groups.
- Develop and actively practice the RIR protocol to address situations that affect marginalized groups.