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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resources: Cultural Considerations

Strive to be someone who doesn't do or say things that make other people uncomfortable.

You don't know everything about anyone (including yourself). Your level of cultural competency is limited by what you don't know--and that which you don't know you don't know! Thus, accepting that you don't know everything and that you will always have something to learn, is a mindset of being humble.  This should not be confused with being humiliated. Being humble does not mean you are lesser than someone else, it means you are willing to learn from someone else.

Finding Common Ground Takes Creativity

“The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.” — Bertrand Russell, quoted in the book A Word a Day. (

You can find commonality easier if you have an open mind.

Cultural Humility is Life Long Learning - Not just reading a book or taking a course.

Some people mistake cultural knowledge or cultural interest for cultural competency.

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