(This is related to race relations; apply only to intercultural exchange)
Homework for Western Beauties this week:
- I want all of you to pause before you interact with someone of a different race
- Identify any pre-judgements or perceptions you have.
- Once you have identified these preconceived notions, think about how your own background have formed these biases.
Good evening to our humans!
Did everyone have a productive day? If you look back at your day, did you experience unconscience bias or projected unconscience bias on someone of a different race? To see if you have done this today, take the unconscience bias test. Don’t worry, you will not be judged for this.
Let’s define what ‘unconscience bias’ means.
- Bias, defined by the Merriam Webster as ‘an inclination of temperament or outlook; especially: a personal and sometimes unreasoned judgment: prejudice‘.
- Unconscience, is defined as ‘not knowing or perceiving: not aware.’
An unreasoned judgment (professional or personal) that is completed without our knowing or perceiving. Google defines this as “mental shortcuts”.
Everyone has this; its part of the natural human defense system. Humans are designed to select for what they are accustomed to and screen out what they are not used to as a protection mechanism for racial differences.
In America, this translates to White and Black differences.