The exaggeration of small differences without a difference
“What should we do with all the left-handed people?”
“There are far too many people in this organization who wear glasses. It’s hurting our ability to compete.”
Here’s a simple trick: Every time you consider identifying a group to exclude, overlook or fear, every time you consider naming your football team after an ethnic or cultural group, or wonder about how a group makes you feel…
Substitute a label or perhaps a slur that’s been used against a group you belong to instead.
It sounds ridiculous when you say that out loud, doesn’t it?