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To Assimilate, or Not to Assimilate

I recently had lunch with a dear friend and colleague who used to be my mentee in a former role.  We celebrated his recent professional success, caught him up on mine, and explored next steps after he completes his master’s in public health. The topic of race came up a […]

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“No labels” is Part of the Problem

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American rapper and activist Prince Ea’s spoken-word piece “I Am NOT Black, You Are NOT White” is a gorgeous work of art with a powerful message: We are not our labels. We are not the terms that society assigns us. Who we truly are is deeper than how we look. […]

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Why Raven-Symoné’s Label Rejection Isn’t a Sign of Progress

Much has been made of actress Raven-Symoné’s recent comments to Oprah about her identity. In an interview initiated by her public coming out in a tweet grateful for the U.S. Supreme Court’s support of same sex marriage, she said that while she is in a relationship with a woman, she […]

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Hi, my name is Susana, I’m a “transcultural”

Identity, and identity labels, are a lifelong and very personal interest of mine. As a racially ambiguous, multilingual, culturally mixed person, I’ve called myself many things over the years. Learning the truth about my genetic heritage last year disturbed the newfound comfort of my emerging identity as multiracial. Words and […]

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Are you a “Diverse Person”? Who is Included in Inclusion?

I was on the phone with a potential client discussing a possible keynote address I’d give at a corporate conference on women’s leadership. My contact was cordial and enthusiastic, but I wasn’t surprised when she asked me, a bit awkwardly, “Forgive me, I have to ask, but are you diverse?” […]

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