These phrases should be kept off-limits when speaking to Asians.
Things NOT to Say
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Black execs from Kraft and Wells Fargo tell you how to turn these offensive encounters into opportunities for cultural-competence education.Read more ›
Pretty sure you’d never make a stereotypical comment to an Asian American in your office? Read what seven things these Asian-American executives hope you never say.Read more ›
‘How Do You Go to the Bathroom?’ ‘Can You Still Have Children?’: Things NOT to Say to People With Disabilities
How do you avoid stereotypes and cultural incompetence when dealing with people with disabilities? Get some lessons from executives with disabilities and hear their horror stories.Read more ›
Want your CEO to become your diversity champion? Here are the pitfalls you need to avoid.Read more ›
Do you have a coworker who just recently came out of the closet? Here’s what leading experts from PwC and GLSEN suggest you SHOULDN’T say.Read more ›
If you have a friend, relative or coworker with an illness or disability that isn’t obvious, you may think you’re doing the right thing by saying he or she “looks so good.” You can’t even tell the person has a disability, and that’s a good thing, right? Wrong.Read more ›
“Have you ever killed anyone?” Find out the most inappropriate questions to ask former military service members in your workplace.Read more ›
“I didn’t know you were Arab.” Find out what other culturally insensitive comments people make to colleagues of the Islamic faith.Read more ›
Our article”5 Things NEVER to Say to Muslim Coworkers” has readers talking–about religion in the workplace, customs, attitudes and accommodations. Read a sample of these comments here.Read more ›
Just introduced to an American Indian colleague? Take a look at the things you should avoid saying if you don’t want to offend your coworker.Read more ›