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Izumi Sakamoto is featured in an article on the challenges that women of colour frequently face in the workplace

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Associate Professor Izumi Sakamoto was featured in an article in The Globe and Mail by Kimiya Shokoohi titled “The ‘problem’ woman of colour is a trouble trope.”

From the article:

Associate professor Izumi Sakamoto at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto has been researching the experience of immigrants and other marginalized communities for more than 20 years. Part of her work is mobilizing employers to consider diverse hires. Almost across the board, such issues arise because people and systems haven’t been put in place to create balance in the social and cultural dynamics of the company, she said.

Sakamoto challenges the negative tropes that follow minority hires and questions why “fitting in” has been made a priority in work culture at all.

“If you’re a charismatic leader, no one is going to ask you if you’re fitting in,” she said. “Did Trump fit into anything?”

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