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

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

Aug 21, 2019

Irshad Manji
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Today, on this archive edition of Midday, Tom's guest is The New York Times best-selling author Irshad Manji.  Her new book is called Don’t Label Me: An Incredible Conversation for Divided Times. 

Quoting sources from Bruce Lee to Ta Nehesi Coates and drawing on her own experiences as a gay Muslim woman, she examines the rhetoric around diversity, and she calls for a new formulation for cultural and political discourse, an honest reckoning that shuns labeling people as a substitute for understanding them. 

Irshad Manji on identity, culture, and the way we talk about the values we hold. 

Our program was pre-recorded so we can’t take your calls and emails.  

This program originally aired on Wednesday June 26th, 2019.