Growing up as a kid of color in a predominantly white community, Sonia David, former HDS Field intern and friend of the Humanist Hub, says she thought she was saved by the gift of the doctrine of colorblindness. That is, until she realized that her identity and experiences were being erased.
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Sonia David is a graduate of Harvard Divinity School class of 2016. She is young professional working in the fields of health & wellness and diversity & inclusion.
Naeemah Khabir, a 35-year-old devout Muslim who works for the Department of Veteran Affairs in Philadelphia, has attended matchmaking events from New Brunswick, N.J., to Queens, N.Y. She has used several matchmaking services. Khabir, of Elkins Park, who has a master's degree from Syracuse University, even hired a private matchmaker for nine months until the counselor assigned to her conceded that race was part of her problem.
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