implicit bias

“No, not her!” I thought to myself. What I needed was a massage and my regular massage therapist wasn’t working. I couldn’t
Only eight short years ago, the United States elected its first Black president, and lo, the end of racism was heralded across the land.
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Mindfulness practices--such as paying attention in a nonjudgmental way to one's breath or other sensations--has been shown
But we are all programmed with unconscious biases, learned from cultural cues and societal signaling. Black and White alike
We need to accept that we are all biased by our own experience.
If you have a brain, you’re biased.
"Implicit" bias refers to associations that are not fully conscious. We could not survive if all our decisions were completely subject to the conscious mind. Because the mind processes so much information, the brain has evolved to look for short cuts.
We should be nurturing our youngest members of society, not harshly punishing them.
Unfortunately, we also know that shooting unarmed people of colour who have done nothing wrong is common. And that it neither ends your career nor sends you to jail. This is the problem that we need to address.
What we believe about a person -- or a group of people -- translates into how we act toward them. That translation of beliefs into actions is pervasive in our society and it is dangerous.
Unlike most politicians who try to soften their tone to appeal to a broader base, Trump doubled-down on what made him appealing to voters.
There are many fronts in the campaign against bias, both implicit and explicit, but they all have one thing in common: us. We are all potentially part of the problem--and we can all become a part of the solution.
• Assumptions, • Beliefs, • Conditioning, and • Drives Instead of trying to eradicate bias completely, it's time to focus
Dear fellow white people, let's have an honest talk about why we say "All Lives Matter." First of all, notice that no one was saying "All Lives Matter" before people started saying "Black Lives Matter." Apparently, something about the statement "Black Lives Matter" makes us uncomfortable. Why is that?