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Diversity and Social JusticeMaurice W. Dorsey, Ph.D.National Program Leader for Public PolicyNational Institute of Food and AgricultureUnited States Department of Agriculture
Focus of workshop is YOU! Who are You? How do you know? Use of Self as Instrument of Change (K.K. Smith, 1990) Individual, interpersonal, group, organization, and system levels of change Goals to achieve self-knowledge and self-management Welcome!
Open mind Assume a positive intent Commit to engagement and listening Open to deconstructing self Open to rethinking self Confidentiality Ground Rules
Gender Racial Religions Sexual Orientation Social Class Physical Characteristics Others Sensitive Terminology
White Black Male Female Christian Non-Christian Heterosexual Homo, Bi, Trans Rich Poor Professional Non Professional Abled Differently Abled Multiple Groups IdentitiesDominant and Subordinated Group
How do you feel being in these dominant groups? What Are Your Dominant Group Memberships?
How do you feel being in these groups? What Are Your Subordinated Groups?
. . Quadrant Behavior Theory (QBT) (Dr. Cathy Royal) White/Male White/Female +/+ +/- Black/Male Black/Female -/+ -/-
We are a group society Dominant groups have privileges Dominant groups are difficult to enter Dominant groups affects self-perception Group identity brings alignment to self Claim, Accept, and Own Your Dominant and Subordinated Group Identities
Institutionalized oppression is when the group, organization, or system maintains high dominant group identities. Internalized oppression is within you, when you deny your subordinated group identification. Institutionalized and Internal Oppression (Barbara Love,1989)
Women who hate to work for women supervisors Gays and Lesbians who are homophobic and ashamed of other gays and lesbians Blacks who hate their image and will kill other blacks Christians that condemn other Christians Examples of Internalized Oppression
Known Self Blind Self Hidden SelfUnknown Self Johari Window
Johari Window • Public Self are things you and others know about you (conscious) • Blind Self are things that others know about you but you do not (unconscious) • Hidden Self are things that you know about you and others do not (conscious) • Unknown Self are things about you that you and others do not know (unconscious)
List public self List hidden self List blind self Unknown and new things you are learning Self-Critique
Intra psychic Experience (core values)=thoughts, memories, dreams, sensations Individual Experience=bias, prejudices, bigotry, class, age, race, sexual, spiritual, abilities, etc. Environmental Experience=individual, family, groups, community, organization, nation, world, universe Cycle of Experience…on YOUGestalt Therapy
List some of your intra psychic, individual, and/or environmental experiences that have impacted you. Cycle of ExperiencesGestalt Therapy
Track group memberships Who is in the group Who is talking/silence Who initiates Who interrupts whom What group patterns do you see What is the IMPACT ON YOU! Tracking Behaviors(Elsie Cross & Associates, Inc. & Delyte. D. Frost, et.al. 1994)
Use self to create change-YOU Women’s intervention Black intervention Gay-lesbian intervention Hispanic intervention Physically challenged Intervening Behaviors Subordinated Groups
What is the impact on your internalized self? How much are you in alignment with what comes out of your mouth and what shows up in your actions? How oppressed do you feel inside yourself? How will you reconstruct you dominant identity? What is the Impact on You?
Denial Fear Integration Competence Path to Diversity CompetenceElsie Cross and Associates adapted by Jack Gant & Delyte Frost
Path to Diversity CompetenceElsie Cross and Associates • Denial is a position of nothing is wrong • Fear is of understanding what is before you but you are immobilized • Integration is starting to make change or defrosting • Competence is habit of doing the right thing
Knowing your dominant and subordinated groups Claiming and accepting your group identities Understanding the privilege that comes with your dominant group Understand oppression: institutionalized and internal Know your blind self and hidden self Learn tracking, intervention, and impacts of group identities on on YOU! Getting Grounded in Who You Are
YOU • Who are you? • How do you know?
Do you understand the difference between dominate and subordinated groups? Do you claim, accept, own, your group identities? Do you understand the concept of privilege? Do you understand the concept of oppression? Do you know more about your blind self? Do you understand the concept of tracking, intervention, and the impact of group identities on You? Self-Evaluation
Credits: NTL Institute for Applied and Behavioral Sciences Program Specialist, Antonio McLaren Logo Design: Annetta Barnes-Oates