Isms, Judgement, Aggression and Threat in the Liberal Arts Context: People are nice here, Right?

Workshop conducted the Pomona College Residence Hall Advisor Training. The stereotype threat literature talks as if people are afraid of some ethereal “being judged as stereotypical” and so advises us to talk them out of it (the fear). In this workshop I argue that people are more likely troubled by the actual micro-aggressions (which happen to go hand in hand with “judgments”) they face on a daily basis. If that is true, Steele’s & other’s suggestions to talk them out of it seem less practical.

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Psychology of the Black Experience

This course critically reviews historical and traditional approaches to the psychological study of African Americans, exploring the complex and often tense relationship between the goals and aspirations of psychology as a discipline and those of African American people.

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