Course Description

Exclusionary language is embedded in the English language and undermines the ability of schools to educate students with diverse cultural backgrounds. By exclusionary language we mean language and messages that describe someone as not being something – ex. “non-White”- and results in the excluded listener feeling “othered,” “less than,” or “inadequate.” In this training, participants will discuss the forms of exclusionary language and messages that are prevalent in educational settings and discuss appropriate personal and professional responses to its use.

Learner Outcomes

By the end of the course participants will have:

  1. Explored how language can be used to marginalize people and groups.
  2. Explored examples of non-ness in one's personal environment/communities and identify how it impacts the people around them.
  3. Explored the concept of White privilege and the implications it has for relationships, individual’s experiences, and its impact on marginalized people and groups.
  4. Learned and actively practiced the RIR protocol to address situations that affect marginalized groups.


Online course only. Web access Required. This course is hosted on Moodle, students will be automatically enrolled once payment is processed. Course materials are provided unless listed otherwise. Students must have access to a computer with high-speed Internet access. Not recommended for iPad-only access. Internet Explorer does not support Moodle and is not recommended. Students are asked to login into online environment using, Chrome, Firefox, or Safari. YouTube videos might not display on Opera or Internet Explorer. Some videos require Adobe Flash Player.
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