You can be an ally and speak up. Microaggressions can be addressed in the moment, in a non-confrontational way. There’s no one way to do it, but let’s apply it to one of our scenarios.
If you witnessed Cassandra asking Suhasini if she can call her Sue, what could you do? (Choose all that apply.)
Ask Suhasini to help you pronounce her name properly.
Speak to Cassandra in private and reiterate the importance of calling people by their real names.
Ask Suhasini how she prefers to be addressed.