What Happens When You’re Defensive and Dismissive

Be willing to accept criticism and be vulnerable

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Making all people feel valued and included is a significantly more difficult—and worthy—task. Getty Images

It shouldn’t take scores of people mobilizing in the streets in order for marginalized folks’ voices to be heard. A common refrain from marginalized people is that they refuse to remain silent. They want their grievances to both be acknowledged and addressed.

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@steve_bienaime Steve Bien-Aime is an assistant professor at Northern Kentucky University.