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Come find out what kind of X-ist you are

By Margaret Damghani
Staff Writer    

A diversity forum entitled “What kind of X-ist are you?” is being held April 26 at 7 p.m. in the Pine Hall lounge.

The forum’s purpose is to stimulate conversation between UNCP students about stereotypes. 

An “X-ist” could refer to a person who is sexist, racist, homophobic, or any of the like, according to Robert L. Canida, director of the Office of Multicultural and Minority Affairs

The dialogue seeks to answer the questions:

• If you are an X-ist, does that make you better?

• Is it even an issue that needs to be discussed?

“We aren’t trying to start arguments, but get people to open their minds to things they aren’t used to,” Canida said.

The forum will be facilitated by Dr. Shilpa M. Pai and Dr. Joy E. Weeber, members of the Diversity Committee for Communities of Interests.

“It’s all about building bridges between different cultures,” Canida said. “Those differences can lead to similarities.”

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