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Human Impact Project: Reduced Inequalities (The -isms)

Overview

  • discrimination, prejudice, bias, stereotypes, people-sorting, -isms (racism, ageism, classism …), conformity, pyramid of hate ...

Library Books

Reduced Inequalities Topic Ideas

Overview of the -isms with definitions

http://www.sascwr.org/files/www/resources_pdfs/anti_oppression/Definition_of_Isms.pdf

Ableism

Overview and history of laws/treatment of people with disabilities:

https://nccj.org/ableism

Ageism

Definition/examples of and how to recognize it: http://ssw.unc.edu/cares/sfc/ageism%20brochure.pdf

Racism

Definition and brief world history of:

https://www.britannica.com/topic/racism

Sexism

Definition and brief history of:

http://edge.psu.edu/workshops/mc/isms/page_07.shtml

Heterosexism

Definition and brief history of:

http://edge.psu.edu/workshops/mc/isms/page_10.shtml

Classism

http://edge.psu.edu/workshops/mc/isms/page_04.shtm

Harvard’s “Project Implicit”: Identify your own biases

Online test: https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/takeatest.html


Local

 

Topic

Resources

Racism in VT schools

http://digital.vpr.net/post/how-do-vermont-schools-address-racism#stream/0

Sexism (definition of and prevalence in VT)

http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/story/news/local/2014/06/23/vermont-trends-sexism-society/11097363/

Ageism in Vermont

http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/story/news/local/vermont/2014/11/24/ageism-alive-vermont/19343263/

EVENT: UVM dance performance about -isms, 2/2/18

https://www.uvm.edu/~lgbtqa/?Page=exchange_calendar&eventid=040000008200E00074C5B7101A82E008000000008060463C2F02D3010000000000000000100000002765579D3A86D0429261EDCF4EE50C16

Profile on VT Author with “disability”

http://digital.vpr.net/post/killacky-evolving-disability-discourse#stream/0

The issue of racism in VT

http://digital.vpr.net/post/talking-about-race-and-racism-vermont#stream/0

VT student’s perspective on effects of racism (Young Writer’s Project poem)

http://digital.vpr.net/post/young-writers-project-casual-racism-side-language-based-angst#stream/0

Racial Profiling in VT State Police Traffic Stops

http://digital.vpr.net/post/study-finds-racial-disparities-vermont-state-police-traffic-stops#stream/0

Classism: What does a livable wage in Vermont look like/mean?

http://www.vtlivablewage.org/education.html


US

 

Topic

Resources

Racism in the workplace

https://www.salon.com/2017/10/31/racism-in-the-workplace-is-isolating/

Racism (US history of)

https://newsela.com/read/lib-history-ku-klux-klan/id/30120

Ageism in America (editorial)

http://www.post-gazette.com/aging-edge/aging-edge-reports/2017/10/20/Ageism-is-everywhere-Here-s-what-we-can-do-about-it/stories/201710200155

Racism and effects on health

https://www.npr.org/tags/125999261/racism

Race and effects on Voting (tedtalk)

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kYo8Azog81mkrJP4C_aQwI7hbmCNdy4HZrJs3leknqM/edit

Racism: The rise of the white nationalist movement

http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/13/us/white-nationalism-explainer-trnd/index.html

Racism in the current Administration

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/11/us/politics/trump-shithole-countries.html?_r=0

Sexism in Hollywood (tedtalk)

https://www.ted.com/talks/stacy_smith_the_data_behind_hollywood_s_sexism

Ageism (let’s end ageism)

https://www.ted.com/talks/ashton_applewhite_let_s_end_ageism

Intersectionality (when people suffer from multiple -isms simultaneously) (tedtalk)

https://www.ted.com/talks/kimberle_crenshaw_the_urgency_of_intersectionality

Ageism in the workplace

https://www.npr.org/2017/03/24/521266749/too-much-experience-to-be-hired-some-older-americans-face-age-bias

Ageism in the Knowledge era

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vk_eoTFhlko

Ableism (NYT editorial)

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/21/opinion/sunday/becoming-disabled.html

Overcoming Ableism TedTalk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1xnyVCBYNQ

Sexism (and how young it starts)

https://newsela.com/read/girls-brilliance/id/26309#

Heterosexism and the killing of LGBTQ

https://www.buzzfeed.com/nidhiprakash/lgbt-deaths-mid-2017?utm_term=.yn9m8yOy1#.vcPjzEbEx

Classism in America

https://www.brookings.edu/research/the-dangerous-separation-of-the-american-upper-middle-class/

Classism TedTalk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ysea-nu51Ss

Classism in Education

https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2015/06/inequality-public-schools/395876/

Classism in Education (Ted Talk)

https://www.ted.com/talks/kandice_sumner_how_america_s_public_schools_keep_kids_in_poverty