Diversity Lunch and Learn: The Double-Edged Sword of Assimilation

Identity Construction in Black Culture

diverse figures of varying colors

Topic: Identity Construction in Black Culture

Presenters: Sydnae Law, Manager, Acute and Chronic Care Community and Shalace Gregg, Program Manager; Ventures, Initiatives and Partnerships

Overview: This session will examine the stereotypes around black culture. We will discuss the difficulty of navigating cultural barriers and the double-edged sword of assimilation.  Topics covered will be: Identity construction, cultural competency, discrimination, black culture, light skin privilege and colorism.