1. Become an upstander not a bystander
2. Actively prevent bias
3. Seek mentorship opportunities
4. Engage my community
5. Be an ally
6. Connect with diverse communities
7. Lead with transparency
8. Engage in courageous conversations
9. Proactively pursue DEI learning & training
We're Better Than THAT
Embracing diversity is a continuing process, one that requires honesty, cooperation and meaningful conversations. At Lansing Community College, we understand our journey toward inclusion and equity begins with an examination of how we relate to one another, and a commitment to engage the work necessary for meaningful progress.
To facilitate conversations and initiatives that will combat racism and hate speech in our college community, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion has partnered with the Office of Public Safety to create We're Better than THAT, a comprehensive campaign to combat institutional bias and racism. We're Better than THAT will provide LCC's law enforcement professionals, students, faculty and staff with approaches to difficult conversations on prescient topics, and strategies to stop hate speech and racism in our community. With We're Better than THAT, LCC announces racism and hate speech have no place here, and that LCC is a community whose members are equally valued and respected.
We're Better Than THAT Initiative:
I commit to stand up to all forms of hate, racism, bigotry, and bullying. I will speak
against all intolerance based on race, ethnicity, sexuality, gender, religion, ability,
age, or any other factor. I will work together with my LCC campus partners to create
safer, more inclusive communities for us all.
(Adapted from Not In Our Town’s Pledge)
people have signed the initiative
Opposed to racism
An inclination of temperament or outlook especially: a personal and sometimes unreasoned judgment: PREJUDICE
An instance of such prejudice
Obstinate or intolerant devotion to one's own opinions and prejudices: the state of mind of a bigot
- Prejudiced or prejudicial outlook, action, or treatment
- The act, practice, or an instance of discriminating categorically rather than individually
- (1): preconceived judgment or opinion
(2): an adverse opinion or leaning formed without just grounds or before sufficient knowledge
- an instance of such judgment or opinion
- an irrational attitude of hostility directed against an individual, a group, a race, or their supposed characteristics
of, relating to, or characterized by racism: such as
- having, reflecting, or fostering the belief that race (see RACE entry 1 sense 1a) is a fundamental determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race
- of, relating to, or characterized by the systemic oppression of a racial group to the social, economic, and political advantage of another
- a belief that race is a fundamental determinant of human traits and capacities and
that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race
also : behavior or attitudes that reflect and foster this belief : racial discrimination or prejudice
- a: the systemic oppression of a racial group to the social, economic, and political
advantage of another
b: a political or social system founded on racism and designed to execute its principles
Visit the LCC Community and Campus Resources page and discover ways to improve your LCC experience.
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