As I heard the terms “diversity” and “multicultural” throughout my college career, I was a little surprised at how little exposure some people had with other cultures, lifestyles, beliefs, etc. Growing up in a diverse elementary, middle and high school taught me how to listen to different ideas, ask questions for clarity and compromise to complete the task at hand.
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As a San Francisco Bay Area native and African-American female, I’ve always considered myself to be open-minded. My parents always reminded me to look below the surface and form my relationships from a person’s character and integrity. Just the other week, I was reminded of this advice.
I was at a dinner meeting for the PRSA San Francisco Chapter’s Diversity Committee. A new member joined us and she seemed to fit right in with the rest of the committee. After the meeting ended, we began to all small talk, specifically about hair.