To explore your own implicit biases and how this may influence stereotyping and prejudice, as well as discuss your own lived experiences.
Remember- we ALL have implicit biases- and sometimes even explicit biases that come out in the form of prejudice or discrimination. This is going to be a conversation that might make you uncomfortable as the topic is often not discussed with family/friends. Please respect everyone’s lived experiences. Remember, if we don’t talk about these things and educate ourselves about how implicit and explicit biases work, we won’t be able to reduce these behaviors. Knowledge IS power.
Please watch the following videos:
This video on the danger of a single storyLinks to an external site.
This video on overcoming our own biasesLinks to an external site.
In your OWN words, what is the difference between a stereotype, prejudice, and discrimination? Provide an example of prejudice stereotyping, and discrimination in the real world.
What is the danger of a single story? What does viewing someone based solely on their membership in a specific group often lead to?
What are 2 historical examples of prejudice and discrimination?
What is your understanding of privilege? Discuss a time when you have experienced privilege and might not have known it.
Racism, sexism, prejudice, and discrimination are pervasive within our social structures and often perpetuate oppression and inequality. What are some ways we can reduce implicit biases, prejudice and discrimination? In 3- 5 sentences, provide some concrete examples of strategies e can use to educate people about prejudice and ways to reduce it.