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Race and Ethnicity

Be aware of and avoid words, images, and situations that suggest that all or most members of a racial or ethnic group are the same.

Avoid using qualifiers that reinforce racial and ethnic stereotypes. Avoid using ethnic clichés.

Be aware of possible negative implications of color-symbolic words. Choose language and usage that do not offend people or reinforce bias.

Be aware of language that, to some, has questionable racial or ethnic connotations. Avoid patronizing and tokenism with regard to any racial or ethnic group.

Always review visual and written material to be sure all groups are fairly represented.

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