VIDEO: How to Tell Someone They Said Something Racist

Today we’re going to view the concept of intent vs. impact from the flip side of the equation.

In Tuesday and Wednesday’s posts, we looked at intent and impact from the perspective of being on the receiving end of confrontation about something offensive we did or said.

But how do we utilize the frames of impact and intent when we confront someone else because we are the ones who’ve been hurt by their comment? Jay Smooth answers in this 3-minute video:

(Click here to watch the video if it doesn’t show up in your browser.)

Do you agree the “what they did” approach would be more effective than the “who they are” angle? How is this related to intent and impact? How could these ideas translate to other areas of interpersonal dynamics?

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