Addressing COVID-19 Bias and Discrimination
We all must do our part and help to keep each other accountable. It is always okay to ask your peers, “Hey did you do your health screening today?” It is not being nosy but just part of being a good citizen of ATU and our global community. Along those same lines, if you observe someone or a group engaging in behavior you know is not in line with our required safety measures, do not be afraid to notify Public Safety. If you witness any acts involving unfair treatment, abusive words or expressions aimed at any member of the campus community based on ethnicity, race, nationality or other aspects of identity, please inform Department of Diversity and Inclusion or International Student Services. You do not need to confront anyone yourself and there is no expectation for you to do so. Thank you for reporting any unsafe behaviors or activities and helping keep our ATU community safe.
As our diverse communities pull together to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus, we must admit that some of our members, colleagues and students might have been traumatized by direct or indirect acts of bias, discrimination and stigma on the basis of their perceived identity. If you witness any acts involving unfair treatment, abusive words or expressions aimed at any member of the campus community based on ethnicity, race, nationality or other aspects of identity, please inform Department of Diversity and Inclusion or International Student Services.
- George Washington University, Addressing COVID-19-related bias and descrimination
- Pew Research Center, Many Black and Asian Americans Say They Have Experienced Discrimination Amid the COVID-19 Outbreak
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It is going to take each and every one of us to keep our campus safe and healthy. If you have any questions, concerns, or need more information, don’t hesitate to call the ATU Health and Wellness Center at 479-968-0329.