• Solon High School PTA Diversity & Inclusion  

    Classism: The Power of Labels


    Solon High School Boxes & Labels What Students Had to Say

    The labels we attach to people carry power to influence how we perceive them in terms of their competence, their behavior and their capabilities. Research has been done in business on on trainees labeled "high potential" vs. "average." Trainees who had been given the "high potential" label had more positive interactions with the team leaders; those labels influenced the ways that leaders perceived and interpreted the trainees' behavior. They saw behavior in the trainees that they thought was consistent with being high potential and the leaders invested more effort in coaching those trainees. In turn, the trainees enjoyed that interaction more. "This is the power of labels."

    -- Professor Lisa Nichii, PhD, Cornell University


    Ableism: Disable the Label 

    Ableism - Disable the label infographic - all information also posted in PDF below

    Body Image

    SHS Diversity & Inclusion Body Image - Stats on body image-social media use & how to combat body image issues at SHS

    Race & Ethnic Identity

    Racism and Ethnic Identity InfoGraphic - SHS student feedback