Community Spotlight: Anything can spark a risky discussion. It’s what we do next that matters
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When I went to the dentist last week, I didn’t plan to bring up racism and entrenched systemic abuse of Black people in the U.S. Dodging conflict was a survival skill I learned in childhood, but I pushed past my aversion and took a risk. It was a tiny risk in a situation that wasn’t dire, but the results illustrate that facing difficult issues instead of skimming over the surface can help us break old patterns.  

Conversations during dental work usually are one-sided and superficial—they talk...


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