Inquiry: The Journal of the Virginia Community Colleges

Author Bio(s)

Dr. Yosef A. Gil Karo is a Professor of Spanish and Former Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Council at Patrick & Henry Community College.


This Notes in Brief contribution explores the use of autosomal DNA to engage college faculty and staff in a different approach to diversity and inclusion discussions, including antisemitism, on campuses. The author provides results from DNA testing and how he has used his results to discuss his common ancestry with students to build bridges as a former chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Council on his campus.



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