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.

Course Outcomes: 

  • 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.