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Keener than a blade, the critical gaze

By Deepthi Nair

Ever so often, we come across unconscious biases in our daily conversations. Living in Dubai, the most common one I come across is when people ask me where I live. Not that I live in the ghetto, or even if I do, wonder how it matters to anyone else. I have often found that the mention of our place of residence during a social gathering elicits responses such as: “Aren’t you planning to upgrade to a more upmarket neighbourhood?”

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