Inclusion and Diversity

Lake Land College is committed to developing and maintaining an environment that embraces and actively supports diversity. We aspire to be an institution where the quality of education is enhanced and enriched by an inclusive campus community. We strive to provide dynamic learning and working environments that encourage multiple perspectives and the free exchange of ideas.

Campus Read: “So You Want to Talk About Race,” by Ijeoma Oluo

Image of the cover of the book "So You Want to Talk About Race" on the left, and a headshot of the author Ijeoma Oluo on the right

You may have noticed available copies of the book “So You Want to Talk About Race” by Ijeoma Oluo at several recent events.

We as a College feel that the content of this book is important because we understand that many people have questions. Many of these questions feel difficult to ask, and it is very easy to feel that you are getting the conversation “wrong.” In this book, the author addresses many of these questions as well as many that she said she wishes more people would ask.

Issues such as intersectionality, micro-aggressions and many other situations people of color face on a regular basis are explored in this book, with the author sharing personal experiences about living life as a black woman.

We understand that some of the concepts and topics explored in these pages can be difficult to read or may make you uncomfortable. As Ijeoma says in the introduction to the book, “I hope that if parts of this book make you uncomfortable, you can sit with that discomfort for a while, to see if it has anything else to offer you.”

We hope you will take a book to read and we look forward to sharing discussions with you on this important topic.

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Would you like more information on resources available to you? Do you have a story to share? Contact the Inclusion and Diversity Education Committee at idec@lakelandcollege.edu!