Resources for People of Color
People of Color
Often times, people of color lack resources available to them concerning mental health, health resources, etc. Below we provide some resources for African American, Asian Pacific Islander, Desi American, Latinx, etc. Our goal is to open up the accessibility offered to minorities, in order to better the lives of our undeserved communities here at New Mexico Tech.
Dealing with prejudice can be emotionally draining especially when dealing with it on a daily basis. It is said that the African American and Asian communities are the most discriminated according to a study in 2019 done by the Pew Research Center Race in America. Prejudice can come in the form of stereotypes (unfair preconceived notions and judgment) about a person's race, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, class, age, etc. Prejudice can lead to the following:
Bias: an inclination, tendency, or particular perspective toward something; can be favorable or unfavorable. When bias occurs outside of the perceiver’s awareness, it is classified as implicit bias.
Microaggressions: an indirect, subtle, or unintentional comment or action that is prejudicial toward a marginalized group.
Bigotry: the intolerance of different opinions, beliefs, or ways of life.
Hate: disgust or contempt for another group that facilitates a desire for separation, strong emotions of fear or anger, and dehumanizing beliefs. Hate can take the form of:
- Hate Speech: form of expression intended to attack or incite hatred of a class of persons.
- Hate Crime: criminal offense motivated by a bias.
- Hate Group: organization that attacks or condemns a class of people.
Discrimination: unfair and negative treatment different categories of people or things, especially on the grounds of race, age, or sex.
Oppression: a cruel and unjust abuse of power that prevents people from having opportunities and freedom.
To learn how to protect yourself and become resilient to this type of discrimination and/or help someone who may be experiencing prejudice, visit the website by Pepperdine University here.
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