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God. There is one other black person on the project (which is a miracle in itself), however the partners and directors only seem to have capacity to remember one guys name. My name is now Michael.

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Correct them each time. Make a big deal of it.

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Or don’t answer. And when they ask why, say you didn’t know who they were referring to. You will call me by my name. I will not answer another. I take the time to learn others likewise they should do for me. If you hear anything, your name is not to be trifled with

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YOUR NAME IS TOBY

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Lol. C1 is going to get you fired.

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I would correct them once or twice. After that I wouldn’t respond until they remember.

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I've been known to say to people "so you think all black people look alike?"

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Make a private, data driven inquiry: "Hey I know you’re not doing this on purpose (*assume positive intent*), but last week you called me “wrong name” “x” times. My name is “right name”. The week before you mixed us up “y” times. I was hoping this would correct itself because, well, this is awkward for both of us. However, not addressing it makes us both look bad. I don’t want to be the one guy on the team you don’t know, and you don’t want to be the manager who keeps confusing the Black consultants (by the way, other people are starting to take notice). So what can we do to make this stick?" You’ll come out looking mature and thoughtful for handling in this manner. Most importantly, you will likely increase the chance of behavior change (benefitting yourself and others s/he will work with in the future).

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@C1 When keeping real goes wrong.

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Give them a different name and find out how fast they begin to remember yours Every white partner should be David or George Hey - just be glad they hired you - not ( sarcastic 🙄 )

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Correct them each time. Publicly

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But actually, i recommend what M1 is saying

Yea I have been playing the passive “oh I didn’t know who you were talking to” but I’ve reached a limit

A1, Kunta Kinte 🙂

@Oliver I'm not in this situation but that feels a little aggressive. Then again maybe being a staff makes me not bold enough to say or send that. Not the same, but my engagement mgr kept spelling my name wrong. I reached out to her directly and just said I wanted to make sure it was correct in her system for reporting or something. She said it was a one off mistake (it wasnt) and then she kept misspelling it. She did it again on a new engagement introduction to the team lead and I replied all letting the lead know the correct spelling of my name on "for client documentation purposes" and the engagement mgr finally started spelling it right.

@C1 A guy once ignored me bc I was prouncing his name wrong. I cant even remember his name right now, but I remember thinking he was an ass from that day on.

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