Survivors of Color
Students of Color
People of color are often traumatized on a daily basis when facing systemic and institutionalized racism and discrimination. Black folks and people of color are vulnerable to mental health illnesses such as anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, and depression due to the intergenerational trauma of chattel slavery, colonization, genocide, and overall socioeconomic inequality and political oppression. Sexual assault can perpetuate emotional trauma and revictimization (the act of re-living or undergoing additional trauma).
Historically, rape and sexual abuse have been used to dominate different cultures, races, and groups of people. Today, rape is still used as a tool of social control, physical domination, and power. Experiencing campus sexual assault creates additional obstacles for many survivors of color such as difficulties in accessing culturally competent resources and support. The following are resources and general information for survivors of color.
Communities of color are disproportionately affected by sexual violence, yet are underserved in services and assistance provided to survivors. Many survivors of color require specialized care that is culturally competent. The information provided here further elaborates prevalence rates and context to sexual violence against students of color.
Explanations of students’ civil rights in education and how complainants can use Title IX, Title VI, and Title II collectively to advocate for marginalized survivors.
List of organizations, websites, and groups that assist students and survivors of color.
There are lots of questions that comes with filing complaints and explaining discrimination such as “How can a survivor be discriminate against on multiple fronts?” The following are more FAQs to assist in complaint filing.
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