WELCOME TO THE 21 DAY EQUITY CHALLENGE DAY 3!
“Worse than being less than you, is if you are perceived as a threat”
-John A. Powell
We all have bias. But often, we are not aware of the biases that we subconsciously hold. Research shows that years of structural and cultural constructs have deeply embedded stereotypes into our culture, and consequently into our own subconscious. For example, according to a recent study, companies are more than twice as likely to call minority applicants for interviews if they submit whitened resumes than candidates who reveal their race.
But, research also shows that we can actively rewire these neural associations by being more intentional about acknowledging our biases. Today’s focus is on personal reflection – taking the time to uncover some of our own biases and reflecting on how we take control of these unconscious constructs.
Today’s Challenge: Do one or more of the following
JOURNAL & DISCUSSION GUIDE
Capture what you learned by journaling your thoughts and feelings about today’s content. Download the free journal page for today. If you are participating in the Challenge as part of a group, download the free guide to help facilitate discussion.