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Queen's University

Confronting Bias and Stereotyping in the Classroom

Faculty and students must accept responsibility and take a role in confronting discrimination, injustice and inequity in the classroom. By taking an active stance against behaviours or materials that promote oppression or discrimination Queen's University can create an inclusive environment for critical, respectful and thoughtful discussion. Lead by example and treat everyone in the classroom environment with respect and have no part in perpetuating racial, sexual, cultural, or gender bias is what each person should strive toward. It cannot be one person's responsibility but, as a group, taking an anti-discrimination and anti-oppression stance is one more step towards ensuring an inclusive and equitable teaching, learning, working and living environment. Remember, this does not have to be confrontational, rather it can be conducted in a thoughtful and educative manner. If you experience difficulty in addressing these issues and would like assistance, please consult with the Equity Office.

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