Diversity. Happy.

My grad program is only two years long. In many cases, we peripherally touch on very important topics because… I don’t know why. Maybe because the curriculum makers think cases like serving communities in crisis will only apply to a few of us, or they think ethical cases are best left to our own gleaming moral compasses. Who knows. This post is supposed to be positive!

 

Today, one of my classes that focuses on finding things for people did a one hour whirlwind lecture on how to serve diverse populations. In public library settings, this usually means a) age, b) physical handicaps, and c) different languages, but it’s understood to be interpreted widely. In that hour though, the class touched on:

relative privilege

the problems with color blindness

Paulo Friere

microagressions

 

Not the most in depth, to be sure, but pretty cool, no?

 

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