Unconscious Bias

Priyanka Chopra shares her experiences with racism when she first came to the United States as a teenager.
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In summary, when added into the diversity and inclusion equation (that includes demographic diversity or cognitive diversity
"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.
When one thinks of the legal industry, diversity isn't a word that usually comes to mind. And perhaps rightfully so, as the legal profession is one of the few remaining industries to yet undergo a diversity revolution.
Making police departments better reflect their communities will be a huge step towards positive change.
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.
• Assumptions, • Beliefs, • Conditioning, and • Drives Instead of trying to eradicate bias completely, it's time to focus
As humans we seek connection with one another, and in the diaspora of daily life, sometimes those connections are forced upon us. We can try to find common ground with each other as a means to make these fleeting connections palatable.
For a while now, I've been thinking about how terms like "white privilege," "inclusion" and "unconscious bias" all sound just... too nice. Don't they seem a little on the pleasant side for words used to address a system of racist oppression?
President Obama has said it out loud, noting that "there are biases -- some conscious and unconscious -- that have to be rooted out." Many commentators, including me, have pointed to unconscious bias (rather than overt racism) as what underlies the ongoing racial tension in our country.
America is divided and hurting, and police-community relations is one big part of that hurt. But there will be no healing between black and blue, no unity, without justice. The cameras are not going away.
Having a woman set to represent a major political party in the race for the U.S. presidency is historical. I wish this could be the only way gender is a factor.
Not too long ago, I happened to run into that former manager. I could have "hid" or ignored her, and believe me, it was a thought when I remembered how awful she'd made me feel. But instead, I walked up and thanked her.
Let's get something straight: Unless you're Parisian, French, or live(d) there, no, you are not Paris. To be Parisian -- to be from anywhere, really -- is to understand the cultural complexities of that identity that cannot be subsumed or learned with a pithy solidarity meme on social media.
Our project builds upon the message of the student movements that have rattled our country: that institutional bias is an
Leadership-led adjustments. If the PAR identifies an unfair pay gap emerging, our leadership team - with support straight
It is hard enough to change conscious habits of thought! It's much harder to change ways we aren't even aware we have been wired, taught or acculturated to think.
The report identifies "entrenched male culture" as the key obstacle. "In an entrenched male culture, merit based performance