Our Call to Racial Justice: Hidden Bias
Hidden bias, implicit bias, blind spots; these are all ways to describe the unconscious bias, prejudice or judgements we all make about people around us all of the time. It is something everyone does, no matter your gender or race. It is an evolutionary response our brain adapted to quickly evaluate our surroundings (which includes people) using environmental cues and past experiences. No one should have any shame about having hidden bias, but it is our work to recognize it so we can name it, combat it and overcome its influence on our thoughts and behaviors. Please check out this announcement on our website and/or the Daily Bread to access these important links.
Blind spots: Challenge Assumptions
What Implicit Bias Is, and How to Overcome It
Combating implicit bias and stereotypes