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"Don't Label Me": Irshad Manji on What We Get Wrong About Diversity

Jun 26, 2019

Irshad Manji
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Tom's guest today is writer and advocate Irshad Manji.

In her new book, Don't Label Me: An Incredible Conversation for Divided Times,  Manji examines the rhetoric we use when discussing “the other,” and how changing that rhetoric can lead to more understanding.  She writes that “Diversity itself does not divide; it's what we do with diversity that splits societies apart.” 

Quoting sources from Bruce Lee to Ta-Nehisi Coates, and drawing on her own experiences as a gay Muslim woman, she calls for a new formulation for cultural and political discourse.  

Irshad Manji the founder of the Moral Courage Project at the University of Southern California.  

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