Accidental Racism

~Assuming You Have Good Intentions~

When we meet people who interest us, we ask questions that we hope show an authentic interest  — questions that we’ve been taught (one way or another) are expected, polite and appropriate.

The most common question everyone asks is ….

“Where are you from?”

This video cleverly shows how the question can be negatively interpreted.

“Where are you really from?”  I hope I was never that obnoxious.  If I was, please accept my apology.




  • Etiquette  is a code of behavior that delineates expectations for social behavior according to contemporary conventional norms within a society, social class, or group.
    Cultural sensibility refers to how sensibility (“openness to emotional impressions, susceptibility and sensitiveness”) relates to a person’s moral, emotional or aesthetic ideas or standards. The term should not be confused with the more common term “cultural sensitivity”.
  • The concept of cross cultural sensitivity encompasses the knowledge, awareness and acceptance of other cultures.



Categories: Coaching, Culture, Personal Development, Professional Development, Self-Awareness, Self-Improvement, Social

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