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Our biases are mostly unconscious and

Fear is making us have more biases. Not really a problem, as long as we control them, not the other way round. Instead of making the world more inclusive, our empathy is waning with information overload. Ross boldly shows the impact of unconscious bias through the death of Trayvon B. The imposing and self-asserting theme of Everyday Bias revolves around getting people to understand and become conscious of their biases.

The remaining pieces of the puzzle are presented in chapters on power and privilege, networks of bias, learning to disengage from bias, and how to create conscious organizations. Our biases are mostly unconscious, and can run deep.

Confirmation bias is running rampant, we hear what we want to hear, believe what we already believed.

The remaining pieces of the puzzle

Even included is an appendix of puzzle pieces, providing exercises and resources to guide organizations in effectively addressing bias. Yes, we are biased and we are able to reframe our biases and reprogram our biased responses and lead productive, positive lives that influence others in a positive manner. Jumping from story to story, cause to cause, belief to belief. Martin, by explaining how patterns of the unconscious mind affect our worldview.

Bias is even worse in times of stress and economic hardship because we exhibit more fear behaviour. The chapter on power and privilege explains seven types and distinctions of power, the effect of power and privilege on others, and its contribution to the development of stereotypes. Bias is no As a teen I was lucky enough to know everything.

Whether we know it or not, whether we admit it or not, we are biased. We were firmly put in our place. These start as newborns yes, apparently babies can show bias and are built upon though life experiences and things we hear, read, watch, etc. Ross is not just a book on bias. Students of social work, social work educators, and practicing social workers embrace and assemble the puzzle of Everyday Bias to reveal how you can reframe your bias.

Everyday Bias is an outstanding work that belongs on the desk, coffee table, library, book bag, briefcase, and e-reader of everyone and anyone who has contact with people. Not as much as you would think.