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We use the term “minoritized” to refer to people who are marginalized by systemic and long-standing inequities. When discussing equity, word choice matters and shifts over time. Following Paris (2012) and Harper (2012), we prefer “minoritized” to “minorities” to highlight that it is harmful systems, rather than the individuals those systems disenfranchise, that are to blame for inequitable circumstances. Furthermore, in various global contexts, this term is meant to signify a wide range of historical and longstanding inequities (e.g., caste-based discrimination), although we encourage naming these specific oppressions when they can be clearly demarcated.
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Uttamchandani, S., Bhimdiwala, A. & Hmelo-Silver, C.E. Finding a place for equity in CSCL: ambitious learning practices as a lever for sustained educational change. Intern. J. Comput.-Support. Collab. Learn 15, 373–382 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11412-020-09325-3