Diversity Is More Than Skin Deep

Riad Kherdeen
ILLUMINATION
Published in
5 min readDec 11, 2020

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Image courtesy of the Goldfarb School of Nursing

President-elect Joe Biden has already been garnering praise for some of the historical nominations and appointments to his cabinet and administration. He has also been under mounting pressure to continue to supposedly “diversify” his cabinet simply by nominating women and people of color. The big problem with this kind of approach to “diversity” is that while you may end up with a group of people who may look different from one…

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Riad Kherdeen
ILLUMINATION

PhD Candidate at UC Berkeley. Your source for original, critical, thought-provoking content about art, history, culture, and politics.