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Intercultural Consciousness

Definitions

‚ÄčEquality

1. a.The quality or condition of being equal.

b. The condition of being equal in quantity, amount, value, intensity, etc.

2.a.The condition of having equal dignity, rank, or privileges with others; the fact of being on an equal footing.

b. The condition of being equal in power, ability, achievement, or excellence. Also (rarely), the condition of being ‘equal to an emergency’.

c. Equality of opportunity n. equal chance and right to seek success in one's chosen sphere regardless of social factors such as class, race, religion, and sex. (Oxford English Dictionary)

Cultural Humility

The ability to maintain an interpersonal stance that is other-oriented (or open to the other) in relation to aspects of cultural identity that are most important to the [person]. Hook, Davis, Owen, Worthington and Utsey (2013) 

Intersectionality

The interconnected nature of social categorizations such as race, class, and gender as they apply to a given individual or group, regarded as creating overlapping and interdependent systems of discrimination or disadvantage. (Oxford English Dictionary)

This term was coined by legal scholar Kimberlé Crenshaw in a 1989 essay.

Muticulturalism

The characteristics of a multicultural society; (also) the policy or process whereby the distinctive identities of the cultural groups within such a society are maintained or supported. (Oxford English Dictionary)

Bias

A preference either for or against an individual or group that affects fair judgment. (ADL.org)

Discrimination

Unfair treatment of one person or group of people because of the person or group's identity (e.g. race, gender, ability, religion, culture, etc.). Discrimination is an action that can come from prejudice. (ADL.org)

Equity

The quality of being fair or just. (ADL.org)

Inequality

An unjust situation or condition when some people have more rights or better opportunities than other people. (ADL.org)

Injustice

A situation in which the rights of a person or a group of people are ignored, disrespected or discriminated against. (ADL.org)

Prejudice

Judging or having an idea about someone or a group of people before you actually know them. Prejudice is often directed toward people in a certain identity group (race, religion, gender, etc.). (ADL.org)

Racism

Prejudice and/or discrimination against people because of their racial group. (ADL.org)

Segregation

The practice of keeping people of different races, religions, etc., separate from each other. (ADL.org)