Your Identity

Understanding yourself as a cultural being is vital. We all have cultural customs, values, and assumptions that come from our community and upbringing. In this chapter, we’ll explore ways mentors and mentoring program staff members can examine their own identity and consider how it shows up in their role.

Key terms/concepts:

  • Structural racism
  • Implicit bias
  • Cultural appropriation
  • “Going beneath the iceberg”
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