If being wrong is a learning opportunity, then taking negative feedback gracefully and apologizing for our mistakes also gives us an opportunity to learn and grow.
With their infographics, artist and activist Lukayo Estrella has made collective wisdom around taking negative feedback available to all of us. They have also given us a roadmap of how and when to call someone in/out.* Their CLA(I)M mnemonic in particular has been invaluable to me as a person and as a facilitator helping white folks understand how to take feedback from people of color and move forward in a positive way. I encourage you to take a look at their work and consider signing up for their Patreon in order to get full access to their graphics.
*If you’re not familiar with the term “calling out” or “calling in”, please read the words of Asam Ahmad (and follow the links he includes in this piece).
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