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ERIC Number: EJ911551
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-1740-4622
Privilege Monopoly: An Opportunity to Engage in Diversity Awareness
Griffin, Rachel Alicia; Jackson, Noell Ross
Communication Teacher, v25 n1 p1-6 Jan 2011
Today, more than ever before, college educators are being asked to address diversity issues and to teach in ways that foster self-reflexivity and social consciousness. As the world becomes increasingly diverse at the intersections of age, gender, sexual orientation, class, region, religion, race, ethnicity, ability, and nationality, students need to be equipped with the knowledge and skills to engage in communication across multiple identity differences. To do so requires ample opportunities to learn about oppression and how the lived experiences of those who represent marginalized groups are affected by the systemic nature of dominant ideologies. Unfortunately, a wealth of research reveals that many students today are unaware of how systemic privilege and oppression affect their lives and the lives of others. This lack of awareness calls for prismatic diversity activities to help students unpack issues of oppression from a social justice perspective. Privilege Monopoly explores how forces of oppression are produced and reproduced in everyday life at micro and macro levels of society. The pre-game discussion, game, and debriefing sessions provide students with a rich opportunity to engage in learning and critical dialogue that highlight the intricate ways systemic oppression influences interactions and relationships. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A