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Cultural Competence

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  1. Cultural Competence - Principles, Policies, and Practices for Your Organization ( - Adapted from Cross, et. al.)
      Provides principles, policies and practices that are necessary for culturally competent delivery of services. 3-02

  2. Editorial on White Privilege (Jensen)
      Explores the issue of "white privilege," unearned advantages because the person has light colored skin and European features.

      "Here's what white privilege sounds like: I'm sitting in my University of Texas office, talking to a very bright and very conservative white student about affirmative action in college admissions, which he opposes and I support. The student says he wants a level playing field with no unearned advantages for anyone. I ask him whether he thinks that being white has advantages in the United States. Have either of us, I ask, ever benefited from being white in a world run mostly by white people? Yes, he concedes, there is something real and tangible we could call white privilege."

      "So, if we live in a world of white privilege – unearned white privilege - how does that affect your notion of a level playing field? I asked. He paused for a moment and said, 'That really doesn't matter.' That statement, I suggested to him, reveals the ultimate white privilege: The privilege to acknowledge that you have unearned privilege but to ignore what it means."

      Awesome Library is not involved with the solicitation regarding Leonard Peltier at the end of the editorial. 12-03

  3. Educational Materials - Guidelines for Minority Audiences (Texas Cancer Council)
      Provides suggestions for the development of educational materials on cancer for Hispanic patients. However, the suggestions are appropriate for educational materials designed for other minorities. 3-02

  4. Educational Materials for Minority Audiences - Checklist (Texas Cancer Council)
      Provides a checklist for use in the development of educational materials for minorities. 3-02

  5. Multicultural Toolkit (Elliott, Adams, Sockalingam)
      "The Toolkit discusses barriers to cross-cultural collaboration and provides methods for assessing and improving communication patterns and cultural competence on an organizational basis and on an individual basis. By improving cultural competence, trust and mutual respect can be improved between agencies and minority communities, forming a solid foundation for cross-cultural collaboration." 3-02

  6. What Is Race? ( - Hohman)
      "Negroid, Mongoloid and Caucasoid. These are the three races, right? Not so, according to science. While the American concept of race took off in the late 1600s and persists even today, researchers now argue that there’s no scientific basis for race. So, what exactly is race, and what are its origins?" 10-09


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