Just a quick plug for a column written by Aaron Taube in Business Insider entitled “8 Inappropriate Things You Might Be Doing At Work.”
We’ll just highlight one of his “inappropriate things” – “Asking someone to speak for the people of their race/ethnicity/gender/sexuality.” He writes:
“Perhaps there’s a hot-button social issue in the news and you’d like to know what your black/Latino/gay/female coworker thinks about it. This is fine, but don’t make your query about their status as a minority. Whatever you do, don’t start your sentence with the phrase: ‘As a [black/Latino/gay] person ….’”
Go read the others.