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Core Five: The Game!

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Power & Privilege

  1. Many hands make light work.

  2. Second-class citizen.

  3. Out of many, one.

  4. Many shades of grey.

  5. An honest day’s pay (or wage) for an honest day’s work

  6. The more money you make, the more opportunity you have.

  7. Shadow games.

  8. Privilege is contextual.

  9. Stay in your lane.

  10. Ignorance is bliss.

Identity & Intersectionality

  1. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.

  2. Lifestyles of the rich and famous.

  3. Once a cheat, always a cheat.

  4. Never talk religion and politics.

  5. Let your children run wild and free.

  6. Man of the house.

  7. As strong as an ox.

  8. A diamond in the rough.

  9. Rough around the edges.

  10. Old as dirt.


Systems of Socialization

  1. The glass is half empty/half full.

  2. Take no prisoners.

    • Take only what you need.

  3. No one is above the law.

  4. Life is hard and then you die.

  5. Take the path of least resistance.

  6. Spare the rod, spoil the child.

  7. Oil and vinegar just don’t mix.

  8. Slow and steady wins the race.

  9. Kernel of truth.

  10. Old habits die hard.


Cultural Competence

  1. There are only two certainties in life: death and taxes.

  2. You don’t know what you don’t know.

  3. Imitation is the highest form of flattery.

  4. Experience is the best teacher.

  5. Out of sight, out of mind.

  6. Tip of the iceberg.

  7. Respect your elders.

  8. Here today, gone tomorrow.

  9. The children are our future.

  10. Move it or lose it.

    • Use it or lose it.


Allyship & Advocacy

  1. It takes a village.

  2. Lean into discomfort.

  3. Suspend judgment.

    • Suspend belief.

  4. Changed the game.

  5. Grow eyes in the back of your head.

  6. Skin in the game.

  7. Time is of the essence.

  8. Look before you leap.

  9. Give voice to the voiceless

  10. Smash the patriarchy

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