Patrice Palmer: “Are you a Man or Woman? …I’m BLACK”

Bio from TEDxCSU:

Patrice M Palmer currently serves as an academic advisor for the College of Business at Colorado State University as well as an instructor under the Management Department. tHEy are also the faculty advisor for Business Diversity Leadership Alliance (BDLA) a student organization within the College of Business.

Both their Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Science with emphasis in Sociology and there Master of Arts degree in Social Justice with emphasis in Educational Equity were earned at Marygrove College in Detroit, MI. Patrice has written and presented on the topic of intersectionality as well as facilitated dialogues and discussions around inclusion, diversity and leadership.

As a black, queer, Transmasculine individual, Patrice believes that visibility matters. Living authentically, unapologetically and wholly are just a few of the ways that tHEy prefer to engage within systems that have historically oppressed and suppressed individuals like them with similar identities.

Video Description:

“Gender is a complex construct that is further complicated by race, ethnicity and gender expression. The erasure of gender identity within Black bodies further ‘others’ trans and non-binary individuals socially, politically and most importantly existentially. Reclaiming our narratives as Black people allows us to show up as our true selves.”


From Aspiring Humanitarian, Relando Thompkins-Jones

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I'm a Social Justice Educator and Aspiring Humanitarian who is interested in conflict resolution, improving intergroup relations, and building more equitable and inclusive communities. "Notes from an Aspiring Humanitarian" is my blog, where I write about issues of diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice. By exploring social identities through written word, film & video, and other forms of media, I hope to continue to expand and enrich conversations about social issues that face our society, and to find ways to take social action while encouraging others to do so as well in their own ways.

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