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Dear DW, I am accused of being aggressive at work. I feel like I am just being assertive. How can I get heard and accepted? Signed, Wrongfully Labeled Dear Wrongfully, “Aggressive” is a label commonly used to describe Black women who voice their opinions about something or raise awareness about...

Dear DW, How do I respond to a microaggression that is said in a group setting? I’m comfortable responding in a one-on-one situation, but I normally just sit there when other people are around, hoping someone else says something. Signed, Tongue-Tied Dear Tongue-Tied, Microaggressions are subtle statements or actions...

Dear DW, My colleagues and I are returning to the workplace, and I am worried that people I used to hug will still hug me. Though I am vaccinated, I don’t feel safe with that level of intimacy yet. How should I handle this? Signed, Hesitant Hugger Dear...

Dear DW, Now that I’m working from home, I find that I’m always expected to be “open for business.” How can I appropriately set limits with my colleagues who want to meet at all hours of the day? Signed, Ready to Close Up Shop Dear Ready, While technology has...

Dear DW, A colleague once told me she felt offended whenever someone says “God bless you.” How can I make sure I’m respectful of religious etiquette in the workplace? Signed, Asking in good faith Dear Asking, First of all, it’s against the law to treat a person unfavorably because of...

[caption id="attachment_8611" align="alignleft" width="300"] Happy girlfriends women group drinking beer at brewery bar restaurant - Friendship concept with young female friends enjoying time and having genuine fun at cool vintage pub - Focus on beer glasses[/caption] Dear DW, If my supervisor was not my boss, I think...

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