Its such a warm and comfortable feeling to meet someone on the job that we click with; someone who attended the same college we attended, someone who grew up in the same small city that we grew up in, someone who has the same style in clothing as we do or some one who belongs a specific group that we belong. Clicking with someone similar is fine; however when an employer leans toward hiring based on similar qualities “clicking” becomes problematic; often times excluding someone form the table who very well may deserve to be at the table.

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I struggled with drug use at one point in my life, and on several occasions, I became homeless as a direct result of my drug use. Before I dive into the meat of this article, which I hope will compel you to join YIMBY, I need to make it crystal clear that not all homeless people are homeless because of drug use.

Besides experiencing homelessness, I have close to 20 years of working as a case manager in San Francisco, providing direct social services to one of those cities’ most disenfranchised communities, the tenderloin. As a case manager, I have…

Angela Griffin

Gay African American female with a serious interest in diversity equity and inclusion. I am also an affordable housing advocate and an employment strategist.

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