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Thu Dec 13, 2018, 03:39 PM

University of Wyoming Faculty Discuss Racism In The Classroom

An essay has drawn national attention to how University of Wyoming faculty address difficult topics like racism when they come up in the classroom. It was written by Taylar Stagner, a Native American graduate of the University of Wyoming, who is also a part-time reporter at Wyoming Public Radio.

In response, Elbogen Center for Teaching and Learning at UW offered a session on Tuesday to share best practices for confronting prejudice and supporting marginalized students. The discussion featured Dr. Emily Monago, UW's chief diversity officer, and Dr. Angela Jaime who directs UW's Native American and Indigenous Studies program.

The essay published by YR.Media described an incident where two white students beat on their desks and did the tomahawk chop following Stagner's presentation about the Wind River Indian Reservation.

Dr. Jaime said that's just one example of the prejudice students of color and Native American students experience on a daily basis.

Read more: http://www.wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/uw-faculty-discuss-racism-classroom

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