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CSR, Diversity and Inclusion

Buchanan's Black History Month Webinar: "Code-Switching While Black"

BUCHANAN INGERSOLL & ROONEY PC, Pittsburgh - United States
22 Feb 2022

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.

About Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney is a national law firm with a proven reputation for providing progressive, industry-leading legal, business, regulatory and government relations advice to our regional, national and international clients. Our 450 attorneys and government relations professionals across 15 offices proudly represent some of the highest profile and innovative companies in the nation, including 50 of the Fortune 100.