Last month, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leader Taz Latif joined us for a CXR Lecture on unconscious bias. In this interactive session, Taz covered the science behind unconscious bias, including relevant research and an exercise that will help you confront your own biases head-on.
In the lecture, Taz defined bias as “learned social stereotypes, both negative and positive, about groups of people that we form outside our conscious awareness, that impact our behavior.” Unfortunately, no human is immune from bias. The key is that we begin to recognize our biases and work beyond them.
Taz also explored how unconscious bias shows up in the workplace and the costs of inaction. Beyond the impact of unconscious bias, Taz shared the steps we can begin to take to mitigate the effects of our unconscious perceptions.
We highly recommend checking out the full lecture here so that you can begin to dive into this important work.