Module 8. Our Way Forward


In Module 8, we examined the impact of racism and discrimination on race-based trauma and stress.  We learned about the diverse coping mechanisms people of color develop including the adaptive and change-oriented strategies they utilize. You were asked to explore the Native American experience in the United States, and to think about anti-racist and anti-colonial practices to improve your relationships with diverse groups and people. We also explored the five major approaches to reducing prejudice. And lastly, we reviewed the strategies and methods for building community and making connections with diverse populations.


  1. Discuss the strategies people of color use to cope with their subordinate or minority status.
  2. Describe anti-racist, anti-colonial practices, ways to reduce prejudice in our society.
  3. Illustrate ways to resolve and reduce cross-cultural conflict.
  4. Reflecting on the history and experiences of major underrepresented racial groups including African Americans, Asian Americans, Latinx Americans, and Native Americans, explain the significance of race and ethnicity on the development and progress of the United States.


From the module, what information and new knowledge did I find interesting or useful? How do I plan to use this information and new knowledge in my personal and professional development and improvement?


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