Understanding Unconscious Bias

Unconscious bias, or implicit bias, can be a tough topic to navigate, but it's critical one to unpack before doing anti-racism work. Learn the meaning of unconscious bias and how it affects our assumptions of others, then offers guidance for how to be more aware of it and create a cognizant shift in our thinking.

 

Reflection Questions

  • How is Unconscious Bias tied to systemic racism?

Action Step

  • Notice the next time you make an assumption of someone's race. Ask yourself where that assumption is coming from. What images, media, stories etc. are contributing to your assumptions and biases?

 Additional Resources Referenced

The Avarna Group