@tweetraychang The cost is not only greater for POC to enter into those spaces, it's high to stay. The ones who do manage to do so typically are not those who rock the boat. Gives the appearance of representation without the true value of diversity. IMHO!
@tweetraychang Yep. And also: 1) To not demonstrate fragility when that diverse voice has a material impact on the culture of the organization and 2) To proactively show that the POC is valued even if his/her presence at times rattles and/or challenges the existing systems and structures.
@irenemcho omg yes. I went to a small college where students were encouraged to hang out with professors over meals or coffee, and they would build these really strong bonds with these teachers! I struggled to follow suit.