A message from Dr. Michael Ward, Ph.D., RTR, FASRT, FMoSRT
Vice Dean for Student Affairs & Diversity
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion – Combining Our Talents for a Better Future: Talking about Race - Commit Yourself to Change
In today’s times the very subject of race stirs up emotions of apprehension, anger, fear, shame, guilt and uncertainty. Racism, is defined as a system of advantage and oppression based on race. A way of organizing society based on dominance and subordination based on race. Penetrates every aspect of personal, cultural, and institutional life. Includes prejudice against people of color, as well as exclusion, discrimination against, suspicion of, and fear/hate of people of color. Racism = Prejudice + the power of implement that prejudice.