Overcome Prejudice at Work By Ranna Parekh


Almost all of us have been on the receiving end of prejudice, whether for our age, race, skin color, religion, weight or some other superficial reason. Being subtly ignored, disrespected or treated as a stereotype is hurtful and sometimes shocking, particularly when it comes from someone at work.


Ranna Parekh

Dr. Ranna Parekh practices at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and McLean Hospital, and is an instructor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. She also directs the Center for Diversity in the department of psychiatry at MGH. Dr. Carl C. Bell is a professor of psychiatry and public health at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and president and CEO of Community Mental Health Council & Foundation, Inc., a Chicago-based, comprehensive community mental health clinic. During a 40-year career, Dr. Bell has gained a national and international reputation for his work on racism, stress and resiliency. Karen Weintraub is a science journalist who has written for The Boston Globe, USA Today and the BBC, among others. She also helped write "The Autism Revolution," and "Fast Minds: How to Thrive if You Have ADHD (Or Think You Might)", also by Harvard Health Publications.

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