The goal of the Language Matters initiative is not to act as the language police, but to encourage people to be more aware of the language used in everyday conversations. This page includes some resources to help create further conversations about the importance of inclusive language.
How to tell someone they sound racist
I Am A Person
Hilary Duff: Think Before You Speak
Wanda Sykes: Think Before You Speak
"R" Word Campaign - Special Olympics, PSA
National Institute of Mental Health - Anti-Label TV PSA Campaign
Sensoy, O., & DiAngelo, R. (2012). Is everyone really equal?: An introduction to key concepts in social justice education. New York, NY: Teachers College Press.
Adams, M., Blumenfeld, W., Castaneda, C., Hackman, H., Peters, M., & Zuniga, X. (Eds.). (2013). Readings for diversity and social justice (3rd ed.). New York, NY: Routledge.
Sue, D.W. (2010). Microaggressions in everyday life: Race, gender, and sexual orientation. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.