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Six Things You Should Never Say to South Asian Americans

Eight countries — Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka — make up South Asia. Nearly 5.4 million South Asians live in the U.S., according to South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT). Despite South Asians coming from a vast variety of backgrounds, cultures and lived experiences, they often…

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Six Things NEVER to Say to Working Mothers

Working mothers make up a significant portion of the American workforce. According to the U.S. Census, nearly one-third of employed women have children under the age of 18 at home. That’s more than 23.5 million working women nationwide. For these women — who already face the challenge of parenting, providing…

9 Things to NEVER Say to Veterans

Originally published on July 7, 2016. Joining the Army after college was a no-brainer for military veteran Ryan Kules. The Arizona native always knew he wanted to serve his country, and in 2002, he got his chance. In February 2005, he was deployed to Iraq. Nine months later, Kules wound…

10 Things NEVER to Say to a Black Coworker

“Fried chicken, anyone?” “You speak really well.” “Is that your real hair?” You’d think the taboo subjects and phrases would be clearly outlined and understood by all when it comes to what is and is not acceptable to say to a Black colleague. But that’s far from the case. Here…

3 Things NEVER to Say to Older Coworkers

I’ll be the first to admit: I’m not always the most sensitive when it comes to older colleagues. I’ve been known to deem certain terms archaic or walk up to the COO of the company and ask “How’s it hanging” I even told one of my coworkers I was too…