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Viewing Needs Through an Equity Lens

Viewing Needs Through an Equity Lens

Viewing Needs Through an Equity Lens

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  • Skill Level: Intermediate Skill Level
  • Time Investment: Read time: 4 - 6 minutes
  • Date Published: 12/2019
"All humans share the same needs" -- tragically, this idea can hide the reality that some people with less power in society have needs that go unmet to a greater extent, much longer, and with more dire consequences. Often, when the marginalized bring up experiences related to their membership in a certain group, their pain isn't acknowledged, and focus shifts to the listener's discomfort. The concept of universal human needs can be used to silence and minimize their pain. Read on for how to proceed.
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