Excellent surprise! What a lucky little girl! What wonderful things happen when everyone is included! #diversityandinclusion
Thank you for your contribution. I am not one to shy away from confrontation by any means, however in this case I have made the mistake of confronting what I believed was biased behavior directly and it has come back to bite me. Studies show that it does matter who is doing the confronting. According to a 2006 study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, being confronted by a member of the group one has just offended elicits different responses from the offender depending on who is doing the confronting. Specifically, if the confronter is a member of the group they are defending, they are seen as over sensitive and confrontational. (Czopp, A. (2005, Aug 15)
It is a tough circumstance, but in-group members who point out biased based behavior can be the most powerful change makers if they care enough to do it. They are out there! Unicorns do exist!
*Czopp, A. (2005, Aug 15). Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 2006, Vol. 90; No. 5, 784-803