Speak to students directly if they use language that downplays the ability of women and students of color.

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  • Refusing to tolerate this language will build a safer and more conscious classroom, where students and teachers are aware of how cultural expectations and assumptions play out in the classroom.
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Unlocking the Clubhouse: Women in Computing by Jane Margolis and Allan Fisher, in Chapter 5: "Living among the Programming Gods"