In this piece we explore terms, specifically the term “inclusion.” In what ways does the language we use in our campus discourse on “inclusion” set particular emphases and consequently shape our work? We suspect that many of us involved in these conversations and work long for explicit attention to issues of power. Overall, we argue that in any thoroughgoing work for “inclusion,” we need to look at our own power structures and that which is oppressive in our own place. We need to choose language that gets us there. We survey here several ways of framing a commitment to inclusion that consistently foregrounds an analysis of power. We explore terminology that includes the critical elements of self-reflection, examination of the role of power in our classrooms and on our campuses, and the ability to respond to bias and discrimination.
Drazenovich, Dana; Rodriguez, Terri L.; and Mercedes, Anna
"How Far Can Inclusion Take Us? Framing the Narrative for Transforming Our Community,"
Vol. 30, 211-222.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.csbsju.edu/headwaters/vol30/iss1/21