Kenji Yoshino: "Companies really want inclusion but they predicate that inclusion on the surrender of various forms of diversity."

"Companies really want inclusion but they often predicate that inclusion on the surrender of various forms of diversity that people bring to the table. So the idea is that if you modulate your outsider identity to adopt mainstream behaviors then you’ll be included. And so it puts people to this tragic choice between their identity and inclusion."

Author and Law Professor Kenji Yoshino recently stopped by Big Think to discuss the topics of diversity, inclusion, and covering:


"Companies really want inclusion but they often predicate that inclusion on the surrender of various forms of diversity that people bring to the table. So the idea is that if you modulate your outsider identity to adopt mainstream behaviors then you’ll be included. And so it puts people to this tragic choice between their identity and inclusion."

Be sure to watch the following clip from Yoshino's recent Big Think interview:

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