Lansing Community College

1. Become an upstander not a bystander

2. Actively prevent bias

3. Seek mentorship opportunities

4. Engage my community

5. Be an ally

6. Connect with diverse communities

7. Lead with transparency

8. Engage in courageous conversations

9. Proactively pursue DEI learning & training

We're Better Than THAT

Embracing diversity is a continuing process, one that requires honesty, cooperation and meaningful conversations. At Lansing Community College, we understand our journey toward inclusion and equity begins with an examination of how we relate to one another, and a commitment to engage the work necessary for meaningful progress.

To facilitate conversations and initiatives that will combat racism and hate speech in our college community, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion has partnered with the Office of Public Safety to create We're Better than THAT, a comprehensive campaign to combat institutional bias and racism. We're Better than THAT will provide LCC's law enforcement professionals, students, faculty and staff with approaches to difficult conversations on prescient topics, and strategies to stop hate speech and racism in our community. With We're Better than THAT, LCC announces racism and hate speech have no place here, and that LCC is a community whose members are equally valued and respected.

We're Better Than THAT Initiative:

I commit to stand up to all forms of hate, racism, bigotry, and bullying. I will speak against all intolerance based on race, ethnicity, sexuality, gender, religion, ability, age, or any other factor. I will work together with my LCC campus partners to create safer, more inclusive communities for us all.
(Adapted from Not In Our Town’s Pledge)

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Definitions


anti-racist

adjective

Opposed to racism

bias

noun

  1. An inclination of temperament or outlook especially: a personal and sometimes unreasoned judgment: PREJUDICE

  2. An instance of such prejudice

bigotry

noun

Obstinate or intolerant devotion to one's own opinions and prejudices: the state of mind of a bigot


discrimination

noun

  1. Prejudiced or prejudicial outlook, action, or treatment
  2. The act, practice, or an instance of discriminating categorically rather than individually

prejudice

noun

  1. (1): preconceived judgment or opinion
    (2): an adverse opinion or leaning formed without just grounds or before sufficient knowledge
  2. an instance of such judgment or opinion
  3. an irrational attitude of hostility directed against an individual, a group, a race, or their supposed characteristics

racist

adjective

of, relating to, or characterized by racism: such as

  1. having, reflecting, or fostering the belief that race (see RACE entry 1 sense 1a) is a fundamental determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race
  2. of, relating to, or characterized by the systemic oppression of a racial group to the social, economic, and political advantage of another

racism

noun

  1. a belief that race is a fundamental determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race
    also : behavior or attitudes that reflect and foster this belief : racial discrimination or prejudice
  2. a: the systemic oppression of a racial group to the social, economic, and political advantage of another
    b: a political or social system founded on racism and designed to execute its principles

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Office of Diversity & Inclusion

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Public Safety

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Contact Us

Equity Center

Arts & Sciences Building, Suite 1318

Phone: 517-483-1173
Email: equity-center@star.lcc.edu

Ivana Lambaria
Diversity Project Coordinator
Arts & Sciences Building, Suite 1317
517-483-1173
lambarii@star.lcc.edu

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