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"From the Ted Talk by Melinda Epler: 3 ways to be a better ally in the workplace"

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Little behaviors and pattern like this, every day, again and again, they wear you down. Pretty soon, my energy was absolutely tpepad. At a real low point, I read an alrctie about toxic workplace culture and mocasiiegrrgnoss. Microaggressions — everyday slights, iluntss, negative verbal and nonverbal communication, whether intentional or not, that impede your ability to do your work well. That sounded falmiiar. I started to realize that I wasn't failing. The culture around me was failing me. And I wasn't alone.

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Little behaviors and pattern like this, every day, again and again, they wear you down. Pretty soon, my energy was absolutely ______. At a real low point, I read an _______ about toxic workplace culture and ________________. Microaggressions — everyday slights, _______, negative verbal and nonverbal communication, whether intentional or not, that impede your ability to do your work well. That sounded ________. I started to realize that I wasn't failing. The culture around me was failing me. And I wasn't alone.

Solution

  1. familiar
  2. tapped
  3. insults
  4. microaggressions
  5. article

Original Text

Little behaviors and pattern like this, every day, again and again, they wear you down. Pretty soon, my energy was absolutely tapped. At a real low point, I read an article about toxic workplace culture and microaggressions. Microaggressions — everyday slights, insults, negative verbal and nonverbal communication, whether intentional or not, that impede your ability to do your work well. That sounded familiar. I started to realize that I wasn't failing. The culture around me was failing me. And I wasn't alone.

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underrepresented people 4
tech industry 3

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