confirmation and disconfirmation (Heterosexism (Avoid assuming that every…
confirmation and disconfirmation
Interacting with members of other races through stereotypes.
Including reference to race when its irrelevant.
Using derogatory terms of a member of a particular race.
Attribute social and economic problems to a race.
Avoid assuming that every gay and lesbian knows what every other gay and lesbian knows what they are thinking.
Avoid attributing everything that the person does is because they are gay or lesbian.
Avoid complimenting gay and lesbians by saying that they "don't look like it."
Remember relationship milestones are important to all people.
Avoid offensive nonverbal mannerisms.
Avoid assuming relationships are no longer important.
Speak at a normal volume, and maintain normal physical distance.
Refrain from refreshing an older person's memory.
Engage older people in conversation as you wish to be engaged in conversation.
Avoid talking down to a person because he or she is older.
Avoid using the words 'he' or 'his' as generic terms.
Avoid using the word 'man' generically.
Avoid sex role stereotyping . man as a doctor and women as nurses.
Used when talking about members of a different culture.
Use proffered terms for those who are in homosexual relationships. use terms such as 'partner' or 'lover.'
Age and Sex
Use preferred terms for age groups. Older person, young woman, boy, girl.
Race and nationality
Use preferred terms when talking about someone from a select nationality.