Season 1, Episode 2: How to be an active bystander
We would all like to think that if we saw a colleague experiencing racism at work we would step in and stop it, right? Well, our research shows that in the vast majority of circumstances people do nothing, even when they know the behaviour is unacceptable.
This second episode in our Racism at Work series is the audio from a webinar presented by Dr Nic Hammarling in June 2020. In this episode, Nic explores what stops us from confronting and challenging racism, both in others and in ourselves. She also reviews the psychology of effective challenge, including some practical tools and guides on how to challenge racism and other forms of unacceptable behaviour so that by the end of the episode you will have identified several tactics that you can use to effectively challenge in the heat of the moment.