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Oct. 25th, 2009 | 07:33 am

If a friend or relative makes a racist or homophobic remark, do you tend to confront them or let it slide? Are you more likely to confront them if it offends you directly or someone else who seems reluctant to speak up?

Depends on the remark and the scenario. I mean, if we are out and about and just talking bull to each other, I don't think I would say anything. I think I would just let it slide. Now, if it offends me directly, I would say something. I would speak out and confront them and let them know how I feel about what they said.

Just the other day I had a student (first grade) who did just that! I confronted the child and explained that what they did was wrong and why it was wrong. Sure, that's just a student, but if it were an adult, I would at least voice that I was not comfortable with the remark (after all, everyone is entitled to their own opinion) and leave it at that unless they were to persist on continuing.

Take care.

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