Bias is a prejudice toward one thing, person, or group compared with another. Bias is part of human evolutionary wiring designed to originally keep us safe and secure in unknown and harmful environments. However, while the world has evolved some of our biases – conscious or unconscious – have not, and thus can result in harmful perspectives, decisions, and actions toward individuals and organizations.
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Employee diversity and inclusivity are important business goals. "Reverse mentorship" matches junior employees with more senior staff to become more aware of diversity and inclusion issues. In this video from TED, Patrice Gordon provides six tips to make reverse mentorship work. https://www.ted.com/talks/patrice_gordon_how_reverse_mentorship_can_help_create_better_leadersLearn More
There is no such thing as being "not racist," says author and historian Ibram X. Kendi. In this vital conversation, he defines the transformative concept of antiracism to help us more clearly recognize, take responsibility for and reject prejudices in our public policies, workplaces and personal beliefs. Learn how you can actively use this awareness to uproot injustice and inequality in the world -- and replace it with love. (This virtual interview, hosted by TED's current affairs curator Whitney Pennington Rodgers and speaker development curator Cloe Shasha, was recorded June 9, 2020.) https://www.ted.com/talks/ibram_x_kendi_the_difference_between_being_not_racist_and_antiracist This video is shared under a Creative Commons…Learn More
Our brains create categories to make sense of the world, recognize patterns and make quick decisions. But this ability to categorize also exacts a heavy toll in the form of unconscious bias. In this powerful talk, psychologist Jennifer L. Eberhardt explores how our biases unfairly target Black people at all levels of society -- from schools and social media to policing and criminal justice -- and discusses how creating points of friction can help us actively interrupt and address this troubling problem. https://www.ted.com/talks/jennifer_l_eberhardt_how_racial_bias_works_and_how_to_disrupt_itLearn More
Simple changes can give big results Equity expert Sara Sanford offers a certified playbook that helps companies go beyond good intentions, using a data-driven standard to actively counter unconscious bias and foster gender equity -- by changing how workplaces operate, not just how people think. https://www.ted.com/talks/sara_sanford_how_to_design_gender_bias_out_of_your_workplace This video is shared under a Creative Commons license (BY-NC-ND 4.0). Please visit Ted.com. This TED Talk originally took place at TEDxSeattle, an independent event.Learn More