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The Person You Mean to Be

Battle Bias and Champion Diversity

Many of us believe in equality, diversity, and inclusion. But how do we stand up for those values in our turbulent world? The Person You Mean to Be is the smart, “semi-bold” person’s guide to fighting for what you believe in.

2020 Best Book

Author Dolly Chugh reveals the surprising causes of inequality, grounded in the “psychology of good people.” Using her research findings in unconscious bias as well as work across psychology, sociology, economics, political science, and other disciplines, she offers practical tools to respectfully and effectively talk politics with family, to be a better colleague to people who don’t look like you, and to avoid being a well-intentioned barrier to equality. Being the person we mean to be starts with a look at ourselves.

Whether you are a long-time activist or new to the fight, you can start from where you are. Through compelling stories and surprising science, The Person You Mean to Be guides each of us closer to being the person we mean to be.

In this Soundview Summary of The Person You Mean to Be, you will learn:

  • How to identify and manage self-threat.
  • How to use a growth mindset to fight bias.
  • How to understand how privilege creates systemic headwinds and tailwinds.
  • The difference between diversity and inclusion.
  • How to show meaningful support to those who lack privilege.
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