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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Multicultural Awareness in Writing

It's time to "check yourself"! While most of us have no intention to discriminate against others, there may be times that your personal world view or experience differs from those of other communities. In fact, it isn't uncommon for some words to have very different meanings across various ethnic and/or cultural communities.

As a responsible communicator, it is important to be highly aware of the power of the words you choose in your writing. The lecture above exposes some common complications and challenges faced by writers as they construct their content in our (thankfully!) diverse world. For your reference, there are many helpful and informative multiculturalism reporting resources that are worth bookmarking and reviewing: