8 Things NEVER to Say to a Mixed-Race Colleague

 

In my last post, I introduced an article written by Yoji Cole that describes “9 Things NEVER to Say to White Colleagues”.  Here is another article by Yogi from the series at www.diversityinc.com.  This article describes 8 things you should never say to a mixed-race colleague:

1.  “What are you?”

2.  “What is your nationality?” or “You look foreign”

3.  “You’re all beautiful” or “You make beautiful babies”

4.  “Are you X or Y?” or “Which side are you more on?”

5.  “How in the world did your parents meet?”

6.  “You’re the future” or “You have the best of both worlds”

7.  “You don’t look …” or “You’re not …” or “You sound white”

8.  “Aren’t we all mixed anyway?”

Remember to visit www.diversityinc.com/thingsnottosay to read the full article.

NEXT POST – November 18, 2008

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