[PAST EVENT] Unconscious Bias: Overcoming the Demons of Inequality

February 27, 2015
4pm - 6pm
James Blair Hall, Room 227
250 James Blair Dr
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
Bias is hardwired into the human brain as an instinctive survival mechanism to distinguish friend from foe.

We all have bias.

Our backgrounds and experiences create the lens through which we see the world.

Our admissions, student teaching and advisement, faculty recruitment and promotion processes can be riddled with bias.

Being busy and distracted guarantees that we make unconscious decisions.

We can mitigate unconscious bias by recognizing and accepting that we do have bias, reflecting on our biases and blind spots and addressing biases and micro-aggressions.

[[jmbrax, Dr. Joanne M. Braxton]], Professor of English and Africana Studies [[btsher, Dr. Bev Sher]], Professor of Biology and pre-med advisor [[wfglov, Dr. Chon Glover]], Chief Diversity Officer