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DEI Curriculum: Representation

DEI Learning Outcome

Course examples and materials will allow students to see themselves and role models represented in their learning. Examples and materials will exemplify underrepresented populations and recognize their contributions to the field.

Questions to consider

  • How do students from diverse backgrounds see themselves or experiences of people like them in the curriculum of your program/department?
  • How can students see themselves and/or people like them in the curriculum of your program/department?
  • In what ways can students explore multiple and diverse perspectives through your program/department material?


Cultural Responsiveness in the Classroom

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Media and Racism When Covering Black Communities

The role that media has played in perpetuating harmful stereotypes that have very real impacts on how police interact with Black men.

Source:  2021 Twin Cities Public Television, Inc.


The Look (1:45)

P&G developed an advertisement designed to challenge our biases and spark conversation. In addition to a short film, this link includes resources to dive deeper into the issues and imagery you see, as well as a conversation guide to discuss the video.

How to Deconstruct Racism, One Headline at a Time (16:41)

In this profound, thought-provoking and often hilarious talk, Baratunde Thurston reveals the power of language to change stories of trauma into stories of healing, while challenging us all to level up.


Racist History of American News Media? (9:04)

The new book News for All the People traces how mainstream publishers and broadcasters perpetuated racism through their coverage, but also how journalists of color fought to develop a more democratic, alternative press. Guest host Tony Cox speaks with the authors about their work and where the internet stands in diversifying news.

Racial Bias in Crime Reporting (9:18)

Research shows the media disproportionately depict African Americans as criminals, and whites as victims. In this interview with Nazgol Ghandnoosh, research analyst at The Sentencing Project, discusses her study, "Race and Punishment: Racial Perceptions of Crime and Support for Punitive Policies," which details how media distortions feed our own implicit biases.