A few weeks ago I took an Uber in Washington DC to get to the airport. As we drove, I struck up a conversation with the driver. I like to hear about people’s lives while I’m sitting in the back seat, and I always learn something new – plus I often get to challenge my own biases! Turns out my … [Continue reading] How well do you know the people you work with?
It's not new concepts that prejudice (pre-judging) is learned (sometimes taught) and that unconscious bias is insidious. Here is a stellar example of both (and the impact on my 3 year old) that made me particularly furious. Recently I was watching an episode of My Little Pony with my daughter. It's … [Continue reading] Prejudice is Taught Early
Today on CBC’s Metro Morning I heard the fourth segment of the series The Nirmalendran Brothers. It's the only one I have heard, and the podcast isn’t up yet - but check back to listen at http://www.cbc.ca/metromorning/). The focus today was on Christopher Husbands who has been found guilty of two … [Continue reading] Pondering the CBC series: The Nirmalendran Brothers