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The concept of code-switching involves people of color changing the way they appear, speak, act and interact with colleagues in order to be accepted. It has often been referred to as a survival tactic, but it comes at a cost. Although it may result in some successes in the workplace, there are many social and psychological repercussions to code-switching. 

In honor of Black History Month, we hosted a webinar entitled “Code-Switching While Black." Our esteemed panelists – Kimberly Mutcherson, Co-Dean & Professor at Rutgers Law, Stacy Hawkins, Vice Dean & Professor at Rutgers Law, and moderator Lloyd Freeman, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney’s Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer – explored the whys behind code-switching, how companies committed to diversity & inclusion can eliminate the need for this behavior and more.

If you missed the webinar, you can view it here or below.

Buchanan's Black History Month Webinar: Code-Switching While Black from Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney on Vimeo.