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SM on my project has been making some racially insensitive comments lately (not major, just some slight things that make me uncomfortable). Do I confront them or let it slide? Don’t want repercussions

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First off, your SM shouldn’t present themselves in a way that makes them feared to talk to openly. Second, confront might be a harsh word, but I would find a tome when you can talk alone and just nicely mention it bothers you

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Every senior member of management has a positional level of intimidation. It comes with the territory. You can recognize it as the giant flashing neon sign over their head that says “even if I can’t get you fired, I can screw up your promotion”. I agree - without evidence there is nothing there

Give an example, these days almost everything could be considered racially insensitive by someone

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Here is what I did when I had a similar situation. In my case, the SM fired too many shots at immigrants. I befriended one of his favorite guys and told me how I really appreciate and admire this SM, and I really liked him except for his innocent but hurtful comments. The trick worked, and message got received. If his works only is the SM is not an ahole and does it out of ignorance

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Give an example

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Depends on what they are

Talk to the M.. Or there isn't one?

Worth bringing to his attention, he may not realize he’s doing it and how he’s perceived when making those comments (this assumes his comments are not I’ll intended). It could benefit him greatly you having the maturity to point it out.

Send a note to ombudsman..

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