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“When a story begins with emphasis on the technical aspects of writing, it kills the story and assassinates the storyteller. I focus on story. Even more, I focus on the culture around storytelling,” says Clarissa Walker, Ph.D., Writing Center interim director.
“Most of our population walk around very much unaware of what veterans have experienced and what it means to transition back from deployment. It’s important to inform and educate the general public.” — Micaela Black, VetSuccess on Campus
“Race isn’t that important. Culture is what makes you who you are.” – RIC student, Heidi Salazar Martinez
When talking about race and ethnicity, there are certain characteristics that can help people understand the differences.
During their 14 weeks in her course, Bousseau hopes students grow from "terrified" to comfortable speaking about race.
Lack of cultural competence interferes with the quality of care patients of color and non-English-speaking patients receive, says alumna Valerie Almeida-Monroe, director of clinical services at Clinica Esperanza.
"When we talk about diversifying the nursing workforce, we need to ask why there is a lack of diversity," says Turnipseed. "Why are student nurses of color struggling? What is different about their experiences than their white counterparts?
LatinX is a gender-neutral neologism, sometimes used to refer to people of Latin American cultural or ethnic identity in the United States.