Here is an article I co-authored on implicit and unconscious bias.
Women slightly outnumber men in our country. Are they “minorities”? Unfortunately, yes!
We resist saying we are privileged, and don’t see that we are. This successful black female helps a white male colleague see what white privilege is.
The 2017 Oscar nominees and awardees are more diverse than in recent years. Four of the nominated films bring issues of racial bias and privilege out loud and clear. Will they open our eyes?
The story in Jodi Picoult’s new novel validates the premise of my work – that the first step in reducing bias and its impact on others is to become aware of our own bias. My emotional reaction to the story confirmed that I still feel called to find more and better ways to help reduce unconscious bias.
Do you feel insulted if someone says you are “privileged”? “Privilege” is simply the absence of negative bias — and of the barriers that arise from bias. Understanding that others do face bias enables us to dismantle our own biases or mitigate their consequences.