How Can We Have an Amicable and Respectful Conversation About Unconscious Bias?
I firmly believe unconscious bias affects us all. Racial bias hurts millions, but so does gender, affinity, and many others. I did a podcast a couple of years where we discussed how non-traditional names are often subject to bias when it’s time to interview job candidates. There are extensive and thorough studies showing ethnic names are subject to more bias.
Since that time, I have researched and continue to present in writing and speaking to bring awareness. Although I do not conduct several days of training, I do a short talk to help get the unconscious bias conversation started. More people want to know how can their company or school can start having discussions to defuse tension and bring teamwork.
On this page, I wanted to index some of my work on bringing awareness and solutions in starting productive ways to talk about unconscious bias.