3 Reasons Why Racial Slurs Are So Dangerous At Work

Why are racial slurs so dangerous at work?

Our answer may not be what you expect

Get your pen and paper ready because we’re talking about Why Racial Slurs are Dangerous in the workplace

This is the first in a two-part series about racial slurs in the workplace

In today’s show we discuss several things including:

  • Why Racial Slurs are a classic form of discrimination
  • How to distinguish Racial Slurs from “Banter”
  • The damage caused by Racial Slurs and much more

Here’s some of what we discuss on the show:

Racial Slurs are prevalent in organisations

“Perhaps no single act can more quickly ‘alter the conditions of employment and create an abusive working environment’ than the use of an [unambiguous] racial epithet”

Racial Slurs are a form of workplace aggression

“Research shows that Targets of racial slurs experience lower life satisfaction, a higher incidence of post traumatic stress disorder, and worse health conditions”

Racial Slurs have three characteristics

“The authors say racial slurs are serious, overt, and discriminatory. Let’s go through these 1 by 1”


Why Do Racial Slurs Remain Prevalent in the Workplace? Integrating Theory on Intergroup Behavior

Epithet Definition & Meaning – Merriam-Webster

How Façades of Conformity Reveal An Inclusion Issue

The Relationship Between Conformity & Inequality At Work

Why Deliberately Making You Feel Abnormal Can Be a Covert Form of Discrimination [Research Breakdown]

Why Back Handed Compliments Can Be a Covert Form of Discrimination [Research Breakdown]

Why Welcoming Your Identity But Not Your Ability Can Be a Covert Form of Discrimination [Research Breakdown]

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