‘Tolerance’ Is Not Enough I want to commend Mia Kimmons for her “From My Perspective” article, “‘Tolerance’ Is Not Enough,” in the August 2017 issue of The ASHA Leader. When I was taking a multicultural course and clinical practicum at California State University, Fullerton, my professor and mentor, Toya Wyatt, stressed that tolerance was ... Inbox
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‘Tolerance’ Is Not Enough
The ASHA Leader, October 2017, Vol. 22, 4. doi:10.1044/leader.IN2.22102017.4
The ASHA Leader, October 2017, Vol. 22, 4. doi:10.1044/leader.IN2.22102017.4
I want to commend Mia Kimmons for her “From My Perspective” article, “‘Tolerance’ Is Not Enough,” in the August 2017 issue of The ASHA Leader.
When I was taking a multicultural course and clinical practicum at California State University, Fullerton, my professor and mentor, Toya Wyatt, stressed that tolerance was an inaccurate word to use. She explained that “tolerance” denotes “putting up with,” and stressed that instead we should appreciate and respect all differences among the clients and students we would be working with soon.
Working as an SLP in both the public school system and partly at a private clinic, I have strived to keep her words forefront in my mind. I really appreciated this eloquent reminder.
Mary R. Waltz, Campbell, California

We’re glad this article struck a responsive chord. ASHA’s Office of Multicultural Affairs and its Special Interest Group 14, Cultural and Linguistic Diversity, offer a wealth of information on research, best practices, advocacy and other topics related to cultural and linguistic diversity.

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