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Session Title

1129: All I want is a little R-E-S-P-E-C-T... tools and strategies for responding to oppression in the classroom and institution

Session Times

Tuesday, May 28: 9:00-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-5:30 p.m.


The common experience of faculty and students of color in predominately white institutions is too often finding themselves experiencing different forms of disrespect and both conscious and unconscious bias in and out of the classroom. People of color too often feel that there is an expectation that they must "over perform" to be viewed as a legitimate scholar or student. The marginalization of people of color and disrespect through both words and actions can result in making them wanting to explode. The damage to their self-efficacy and reputation are tarnished and at times are irreparable. Thus the cycle of disrespect and marginalization negatively affect how they are viewed and their retention at the institution.


Kristina Marshall, JD, Social Science, Baker College