Overcoming Bias

Overcoming Bias

Building Authentic Relationships Across Differences

Book - 2016 | First Edition.
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Everybody's biased. We all harbor unconscious assumptions that get in the way of our good intentions and keep us from working harmoniously and effectively with other people. In our increasingly diverse society this can be a real stumbling block. Tiffany Jana and Matthew Freeman--consultants who also happen to be a biracial couple--argue that ultimately the only way to really overcome bias is to focus our energy on building relationships. We need to extend our circle of trust to include people who are different from us in many ways - race, religion, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation, education, socioeconomic class, and ability. These differences can enrich our lives and expand our perspectives.Overcoming Bias doesn't advocate setting some kind of friend quota, merely that we seek out experiences that challenge our presuppositions and expose us to people, cultures, and ideas outside of our usual comfort zone. But this also requires some work on ourselves. Through vivid stories, soul-searching reflection, and fun (yes, fun!) exercises and activities Jana and Freeman help us become aware of our own biases, stereotypes, and unacknowledged privileges. This book will provide you with everything you need to understand bias, talk about it with increased fluency, and overcome it so you can build stronger relationships.
Publisher: Oakland, CA : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2016.
Edition: First Edition.
ISBN: 9781626567252
Branch Call Number: 305 Jan
Characteristics: x, 128 pages ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Freeman, Matthew (Sociologist),- Author


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