Here are some suggestions for stopping discriminatory behaviors.
- Say 'OUCH" or What?!: Explain how words affected you or others
- Assume good intent and explain the impact: "I know you mean well but that hurts"
- Ask a question:"What do you mean?" or "say that again?"
- Interrupt and redirect:"Let's not go there" or walk away
- Broaden to universal behavior: "I think that applies to everyone"
- Make it individual: "Are you speaking of someone in particular?"