Wise Words on How to Have the Hard Conversations

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3 Responses to Wise Words on How to Have the Hard Conversations

  1. oliva says:

    Great advice. 🙂 I know a few people who have sometimes said some very racist things, even though that isn’t who they are. My favorite, least-complicated responses are either, “I can’t believe you just said that!” or “What did you just say?” They will either squirm and feel uncomfortable, therefore associating that bad feeling with saying those types of things, or they will give a response, opening the way for a conversation.

    Granted, this isn’t a really good way of addressing the issue – I could be much nicer, for one thing – but, for me, these are the easiest things to say and to remember to say. I certainly don’t regret the moment later when I speak up. 🙂

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