Category Archives: Diversity


We Are On Indigenous Land

by Alexis Calma – South Puget Sound Community College – Olympia, WA
South Puget Sound Community College’s native land acknowledgment is more than a statement that is read at the beginning of an event. It’s a commitment that the SPSCC community has made to our Native communities and is constantly evolving.

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Palo Alto College Celebrates the Cultures of South Texas During Latinx Heritage Month

by Jennifer Pue – Palo Alto College – San Antonio, TX
As we take time to learn about our nation’s history, it’s important to recognize the achievements and remember the challenges of our ancestors. By doing so, we’ll all gain a better understanding of our differences and backgrounds that ultimately make us one community.

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Before Joe and Kamala, There Were Ski and Linnie

by Linnie S. Carter, Ph.D., APR – HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College – Harrisburg, PA
When I look at U.S. President Joe Biden, a white man, and U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, a Black, Asian-American woman, I see a familiar dynamic. No, this article is not about politics. Yes, this article is about the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion.

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A Suggested Update to Your College’s Style: Let “They” Be Singular Whenever

by Jaclyn Y. Garver – NCMPR National Office – Fort Wayne, IN
While using “they” as a singular word is certainly not new, admittedly it was a tough switch to get used to. What I had to teach my brain was that grammar rules won’t ever be as important as the acknowledgment of another person’s humanity and sense of self.

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