Under the pressure of protest and chaos, I calmly provided healthcare to a white police officer just shot by an African American suspect. I remained an astute professional when called a Jamaican b**ch while nursing an angry patient back to good health. And, I grew a friendship with the person who advised me that my race and accent were a determinant to a job opportunity.

 Daily we see, hear and witness the sting and consequences when stereotypes and preconceived notions of others swell within us creating impulsive behaviors and unbearable grief for ourselves and others. While we struggle to process our secret misconceptions, conversations are the only real solution to maximizing our collective potential.

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