Understanding the cycle of oppression that continuously contributes to negative stereotypes and discrimination against minorities is important so we can reflect on the role each of us play and how we can break the cycle. This YouTube video explains what this cycle often looks like,… Read More »Cycle of Oppression video
The “Structural Racism Explained” video from the Othering & Belonging Institute draws upon many varied sources in formulating specific definitions for different types of racism. The video and prompts provided in this video and teaching guide are designed primarily for teachers to help students clarify and… Read More »Structural Racism Explained Video and Teaching Guide
This resource produced by Together! describes how all the “isms” are linked by the ways of thinking that create them and the norms that they attempt to enforce. Definitions of some of the most common “-isms” are listed, and in-depth explanations are given. Learn more… Read More »The Relationship Between the -Isms
“-Isms” and “-phobias” are discriminatory beliefs and behaviors based in stereotypes, fear, and ignorance. Some of the most common ones are listed in this article by Ohio State University, where readers can gain a better understanding of their definitions and what they look like. Access… Read More »A Quick Guide to the -Isms and -Phobias
There are levels to oppression that make it a complex and layered system. When talking about racism, sexism, classism, ableism, heterosexism and other forms of oppression or “isms,” it may be difficult to see these issues as an interlocking system operating at different socioecological levels.… Read More »Understanding oppression and “isms” as a system
This resource, developed by the Montreal Holocaust Museum in collaboration with the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, explores the relationship between othering, human rights violations, and the process of genocide. Learning what othering is and how it manifests will help public health professionals to understand… Read More »Us vs. Them- Creating the Other
At the root of issues of divisiveness, bias, and ultimately health inequities is the concept of “othering.” In this 2020 article, author Kendra Cherry describes what “othering” means, its signs, causes, and impacts, as well as what individuals and organizations can do to minimize it.… Read More »What is Othering?