1.) The centrality and intersectionality of race and racism 2.) The challenge to dominant ideology 3.) The commitment to social justice 4.) The centrality of experiential knowledge 5.) The interdisciplinary perspective
This “appropriation” often occurs without any real understanding of why the original culture took part in these activities, often converting culturally significant artifacts, practices, and beliefs into “meaningless” pop-culture or giving them a significance that is completely different/less nuanced than they would originally have had.
An American immigration policy that allows some individuals who were brought to the United States without inspection as children to receive a renewable two-year period of deferred action from deportation and become eligible for a work permit in the U.S.
Examples of different ethnic groups are but not limited to: Cape VerdeanHaitianAfrican American (Black)ChineseKoreanVietnamese (Asian)Cherokee, MohawkNavajo (Native American)CubanMexicanPuerto Rican (Latino)PolishIrishSwedish (White)
Significant, clinical distress caused when a person’s assigned birth gender is not the same as the one with which they identify. The American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) consider Gender Identity Disorder as “intended to better characterize the experiences of affected children, adolescents, and adults.”
2.) A Native American term for individuals who identify both as male and female. In western culture these individuals are identified as lesbian, gay, bi‐sexual or trans-gendered.
Life is structured around those norms for the benefit of White people. White privilege is the ability to grow up thinking that race doesn’t matter. It is not having to daily think about skin color and the questions, looks, and hurdles that need to be overcome because of one’s color.
White Privilege may be less recognizable to some White people because of gender, age, sexual orientation, economic class or physical or mental ability, but it remains a reality because of one’s membership in the White dominant group.