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This stereotype about North Africans or Arabs

I don’t know if this is relevant, but there’s this stereotype about North Africans or Arabs that they are "controlling"- which sometimes makes it easier to violate this policy. By saying that, "this person is from North Africa,"or, "this Middle Eastern person has sexually assaulted me," it’s way easier for them to be trusted, just based on the stereotype that these groups are more controlling, that they are more violent.

Recommendations

  • Engage in activities to develop anti-racism as it pertains to sexual violence prevention and response. Apply anti-racist practices in these areas.

  • Address respondent rights and supports available to respondents in each of the following circumstances: 1) the investigation into the complaint is ongoing 2) the investigation concludes that the respondent has violated the policy, or 3) the investigation does not conclude that the respondent has violated the policy.

  • Be aware of damaging assumptions about Black and Middle Eastern male sexuality; consider problematizing this form of bias in education and awareness campaigns. In working with students from these demographics in relation to a disclosure or report, demonstrate awareness that such biases exist, and demonstrate intention not to be swayed by such assumptions.