Cassandra is a Director at a biomedical engineering firm. She’s conducting interviews for a new position and is excited by the breadth and depth of applicants. Her potential hires are well rounded and reflect the diversity she is hoping to see within her organization. During the interview process, her first candidate introduces herself as Suhasini. Cassandra greets Suhasini and states “I don’t think I can pronounce your name; can I just call you Sue?”.
What was Cassandra’s microaggression? (Choose all that apply.)
She didn’t bother trying to pronounce Suhasini’s name.
She didn’t ask for help pronouncing Suhasini’s name.
Cassandra unconsciously indicated that Suhasini’s name isn’t really that important.
Cassandra failed to recognize her position of power and that Suhasini would not feel comfortable correcting Cassandra, even if she wanted to.