2/6/14

The Quest for Inclusion: Cultural Competency & K-State’s Women’s Basketball

Just a few minutes ago I received the following picture via the International Student Forum's list serve:


I admit I'm quite cynical yet as my friends and colleagues have stated, this is GOOD. I'm glad they are being proactive. I'm sure this will just be another notch on their belt. Some people may never know the reasoning's, but I'm glad they took it a step forward. Now let's hope some cultural competency trainings have occurred for students & staff!

Some people have stated:

"I appreciate them working towards inclusion. Thanks for the update!"
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Yaiiii"
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Way to go! It pays to voice your opinion in a civil manner"
I don't know if I ever admitted but I was SUPPPPPPPPPPPEEERRR nervous to even voice a complaint.
 
It was disheartening to hear from a colleague that, they thought I made the wrong move. That I was just stirring the pot. I should have been discreet with my complaints. That person even said they didn't wish to be associated with someone who was an activist.
 
That hurt.
 
a lot.
 
It was also crazy to hear a POC (person of color) say this but I tried to tell them, I wasn't stirring the pot.
 
Throughout this time, I've had many periods of regret and rethinking my actions.
 
Am I an activist? Am I a feminist? What am I? How did I get like this?
 
Isn't it crazy. The words people can say that makes you rethink your entire livelihood lol
 
I'm not over the comment the person made. I'm still confused.
 
I typically have a foot in either aisle. I like to be neutral but I do have a reputation for speaking out.
 
I just have to accept that people will always label me a certain way, depending on my words/actions.
 
So I might be an activist.
 
There are worse things I could be called.

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