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Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion at the Cowan-Blakley Memorial Library

This guide provides diversity resources and services to students, faculty, and library staff.

What is/are?

  • Bias - A particular tendency, trend, inclination, feeling, or opinion, especially one that is preconceived or unreasoned.
  • Cultural Appropriation - Concept in sociology, dealing with the adoption of the elements of one culture by members of another culture.
  • Discrimination - Treatment or consideration of, or making a distinction in favor of or against, a person based on the group, class, or category to which that person belongs rather than on individual merit.
  • Implicit bias - Unconscious biases about people that are contingent on how they talk and look.
  • Prejudice - An unfavorable opinion or feeling formed beforehand or without knowledge, thought, or reason.
  • Sexism - Attitudes or behavior based on traditional stereotypes of gender roles.
  • Stereotype(s) - An often unfair and untrue belief that many people have about all people or things with a particular characteristic.

Prejudice & Discrimination: A Crash Course

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