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Bystander Support

Abstract: Using YouTube videos from, participants witness various types of microaggressions and discrimination issues. For each analysis, breakout room participants are assigned to one of four roles: Instigator; Target; Bystander; Interaction Observer. The Instigator and Target take on the perspective of role for the interaction and explain it. The Bystander suggests ways they could intercede to change the path of the interaction and the Observer reports on the discussion. During the exercise debrief, 5 Ds of Bystander Intervention are described – Distract, Delegate, Delay, Direct, and Document.

Keywords: Microaggressions; Interventions; Giving Voice to Values

Topic: DEI   |   Format: Activity or Exercise

Beth Haley, University of Southern California (
United States


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