Resources from Speakers at the 2022 Rotary Peace Conference
1. Resources for Overcoming Bias Against People with Disabilities
2. Mental Health Parity and Bias Eliminations Resources Websites
3. Resources concerning bias against those in poverty and homelessness
4. LGBTQ+ Resource List Prepared by Jaime Fivecoat
To Overcome Unconscious Bias, You Must Recognize That It’s Deeply Ingrained in Your Brain
Everyone, even the best intentioned among us, has unconscious biases: deeply ingrained, sometimes subtle prejudices against people who are in marginalized groups or embody a trait with which we don’t want to be associated.
Everyone is a Bit Biased
Everyone has biases. It’s true. Having a bias doesn’t make you a bad person, however, and not every bias is negative or hurtful. It’s not recognizing biases that can lead to bad decisions at work, in life, and in relationships.
Implicit bias speaker: ‘If you have a brain, you have a bias’
Science tells us, if you have a brain, you have a bias. Bias is a way of sorting out information that comes into our brain,” he said. “It’s based on stereotypes about a person or group and it’s automatic.
Implicit Bias — Is It Really?
It means that all of us — even the most seemingly aware, educated or socially conscious business people — still have biases. We have a biological preference for those we see as “like” us.
Here’s Why Having a Brain Means You Have Bias
For leaders, it’s important to learn to mitigate that bias before it negatively impacts decision-making and work environments. Bias is an inevitable part of the human condition.
14 Ways Leaders Can Effectively Address Unconscious Biases In Others
People don’t usually mean to behave in a biased manner or make others around them feel uncomfortable; many times, they aren’t even aware that they’re doing it when it happens.
This library lets you borrow people instead of books
It did not start well. The transgender woman was waiting at a table when the other woman showed up. She stood up and extended her hand. The other woman refused to take it.
How Confirmation Bias Works
Where do your beliefs and opinions come from? If you’re like most people, you feel that your convictions are rational, logical, and impartial, based on the result of years of experience and objective analysis of the information you have available.
Colourism: How skin-tone bias affects racial equality at work
Colourism is a form of discrimination based on skin tone, perpetuated by the global beauty industry, where sales of skin-lightening products are projected to reach $8.9 billion by 2024.
Bias vs. Stereotype
The difference between bias and stereotype is that a bias is a personal preference, like or dislike, especially when the tendency interferes with the ability to be impartial, unprejudiced, or objective.
If you have a brain, you have bias!
Bias plays out everywhere: in the workplace, in the media, and in our communities. The word often carries a negative connotation – that if we have bias, we must be prejudiced.
16 Unconscious Bias Examples and How to Avoid Them in the Workplace
The best way to reduce unconscious biases is to become aware of them. Start here with 16 examples of unconscious bias and tips to reduce them.
Unconscious Bias in the Courtroom
Why We Should Go Beyond EEO | Laura Bogardus
On average, the cost of violence related only to paying for police, justice, corrections and the productivity effect of violent crime, homicide and robbery is $3,257 for each U.S. taxpayer or $460 billion for the United States economy. (Peace Alliance)
When adding up the concrete costs to the average American taxpayer it is estimated that violence containment spending costs $7,000 for every man, woman and child each year. That is $6 billion a day in total, or $246 million an hour. U.S. violence containment spending amounted to $7,000 per year for every man, woman, and child. (Peace Alliance)
In the U.S., youth homicide rates are more than 10 times that of other leading industrialized nations, on par with the rates in developing countries and those experiencing rapid social and economic changes. The youth homicide rate in the U.S. stood at 11.0 per 100,000 compared to France (0.6 per 100 000), Germany (0.8 per 100 000), the United Kingdom (0.9 per 100 000) and Japan (0.4 per 100 000)
In a 2015 nationally representative sample of youth in grades 9-12, the CDC documented that 20.2% of youth reported being bullied on school property; 15.5% reported being bullied electronically during the 12 months before the survey; 6.0% reported being threatened or injured with a weapon on school property one or more times in the 12 months before the survey; and 5.6% reported that they did not go to school on one or more days in the 30 days before the survey because they felt unsafe at school or on their way to or from school.
A CBS News Poll in June 2017 concluded that political debate is increasingly uncivil in the US. When asked about the tone and civility of US political debate, 68% responded that it is Getting Worse, 24% responded that it is the same, and 73% responded that the tone of current political debate is encouraging violence.