Acknowledging Bias

The Oxford Dictionary defines bias as “prejudice in favor of or against one thing, person, or group compared with another, usually in a way considered to be unfair.”  We all have biases. For example, some people of Wyoming might tend to feel biased against people from Colorado, and people tend to feel bias in favor of their own children or pets. Some biases are entwined with more systemic and harmful prejudices such as sexism and racism, that manifest not only at individual levels, but also organizational and structural levels.  

Explore some of your own biases with Harvard University’s “implicit association tests,” which are quick and maybe even oddly fun to take.  

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