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SJU Student’s Story on Language Based Bias

A Saint Joseph’s University student reads in a fellow SJU student’s story on language based aggression on campus. The student says “I felt judged… I had never been in a situation where someone told me to not speak my native language because it threatened them.”  The story follows with how it exposed them to the painful reality that racism and discrimination are very present in their life and in campus culture. More videos like this one on the topic of campus Attacks can be found at http://attacked.starttalkingsju.com. You can also see our prior campaigns: Belonging (http://belonging.starttalking.com) or Mental Health (http://mentalhealth.starttalking.com).

This video was created in collaboration with the person depicted and/or represented in a story read by another. All persons reviewed and signed consent forms granting permission to share this story online. If you or anyone you know have experienced any form of assault or racism on campus please consider the following campus resources: The Bias Activity Review Group, which connects to Public Safety (https://sites.sju.edu/oid/bias/), CAPS (610-660-1090), TitleIX titleIX@sju.edu, REPP (*confidential support) 610-733-9650 (24 hr. Peer Helpline), or SJU Public Safety 610-660-1111.

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