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How can I tell if I’m the “diversity token” in my company?

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You know you are a token when there’s no sign they are trying to find more of you to add to the team. You know you are a token when they show you off for clients but don’t put you on the account. You know you’re the token when they only want your opinion about matters related to your background. You know you’re a token when they use you as an example of a successful diversity hire. You know you’re a token when they make you sit in the front.

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If you’re asking the question, you likely have a gut feeling....

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I think generally, your gut will let you know, but would love more context to give a better answer

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You're the token if people around you use your race or culture as an icebreaker and continue to ask the same sort of questions even after you've made your point.

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They might make you feel like a token, but continue to be outspoken with your ideas and tie your unique perspective to any creative ideas you have. Make it work for you

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Has there been something that has occurred to make you feel this way?

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