Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Seville
Spain is a racially, ethnically, and, to an increasing extent, religiously diverse nation—although not to the degree you may find in some areas of the United States. As is the case in the United States, issues regarding discrimination based on race, gender, ethnic identity, sexual orientation, and other identities are also present in Spain. Spaniards may acknowledge there is discrimination against Roma and some immigrant groups in their country, but they are less likely to have extensive experiences and interactions with other groups and are less likely to have participated in public discourse related to these issues. However, you may find a range of attitudes and responses from Spaniards that are shaped more by perceptions of you as an American rather than by other aspects of your identity such as your gender, race, ethnic identity, or sexual orientation.
In this document, students may find information about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Seville through materials found locally, such as those available via Seville city hall or other community organizations around the city, and through a brief bibliography sourced from primary sources accessible online.
DEI Recursos, Información sobre colectivos, Referentes y más
While discrimination remains an important issue in Spain, most students who were concerned about how they would be treated in Seville have had very positive things to say about their experience. Moreover, many have successfully navigated uncomfortable situations and found incredible value in gaining intercultural skills derived from these experiences. Some former students recorded this video describing their experiences in Seville and what they learned from them: