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Fear of Being Different Stifles Talent: Based on a survey of 3,000 employees in over 20 US firms, law professor Kenji Yoshino and Deloitte's Christie Smith found that 61% of these workers faced implicit and explicit pressure to "cover" in some way, resulting in decreased self-confidence, engagment and advancement.

Uncovering Talent: A New Model of Inclusion: In their white paper, Christie Smith of Deloitte Consulting and law professor Kenji Yoshino explore what it means to "cover" in the workplace and how "covering" can have detrimental effects on individuals.

I Came to Duke with an Empty Wallet: A fourth-year Duke University student models "uncovering" by revealing that she is poor, and by describing how a lack of dialogue about class stratification left her feeling shame, fear, and discomfort.

A Silence Hangs Over Gay CEOs: Pointing out that the fear and anxiety of covering can seriously hinder career advancement, this Wall Street Journal article highlights Ernst & Young's video contribution to the "It Gets Better" campaign, which features executives "uncovering" their sexual orientation.

TED Talk: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: The Danger of a Single Story: Novelist Chimamanda Adichie urges us to stoke our curiosity about others and remain open to hearing many different stories about one culture, rather than using one story to define one culture.

I, Too, Am Harvard: The "I, Too, Am Harvard" campaign aims to create safe space for exploring and affirming the diversity within the black community at Harvard University.

Covering: The Hidden Assault on Our Civil Rights: In this book, law professor Kenji Yoshino illustrates that while we do not condone outright discrimination, we are still penalizing individuals who do not downplay their differences from the mainstream.


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