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African Male

I know that my word would be questioned

What do you guys think about that though? Like do you guys, even just in terms of, I don't know, it's definitely different for men. I would assume that if something happened with like anyone here [pause' or like, do you guys think would you would be comfortable going forward with the allegation based on this policy and through that whole process like, especially as black men? Is that something that we would be comfortable doing?
Participant 1:Yeah, I personally wouldn't feel comfortable just because I know that my word would be questioned. And you know, I feel like even coming to them with the, with the concern of something happening, they're not really going to take it at face value because, you know, they'll take a look at me and see that, you know, I'm a taller you know, black man. So, it's just something that like I personally wouldn't feel comfortable with.


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

  • Including male students across cultures in discussions of sexual violence, gender stereotypes, and stereotypes of masculinity.

  • 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.

  • In education and awareness campaigns, highlight the fact that a significant percentage of men have experienced sexual violence in their lives.