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  1. Feb 2024
    1. An understanding of unconscious bias is an invitation to a new level of engagement about diversity issues. It requires awareness, introspection, authenticity, humility, and compassion. And most of all, it requires communication and a willingness to act.

    2. "I think it is important to recognize that bias exists, and you must coach leaders in a way that will allow them to recognize it, asserts Henderson. “This will help them build inclusive behaviors that help recognize things that exist in all of us that can at times get in the way of being inclusive and respectful of others.

    3. Micro-affirmations – apparently small acts, which are often ephemeral and hard-to-see, events that are public and private, often unconscious but very effective, which occur wherever people wish to help others to succeed.

      • We make assumptions and determinations about what is real every moment of every day. Our perception, in other words, is so deeply buried in our “underlying machinery,” our unconscious, that even knowing that it is there makes it difficult, or impossible to see its impact on our thinking and on what we see as real.
      • Unconscious perceptions govern many of the most important decisions we make and have a profound effect on the lives of many people in many ways.
    4. Seven Steps to Identify and Address Unconscious Bias 1. Recognize that you have biases. 2. Identify what those biases are. 3. Dissect your biases. 4. Decide which of your biases you will address first. 5. Look for common interest groups. 6. Get rid of your biases. 7. Be mindful of bias kick back.

    5. Human beings, at some level, need bias to survive. So, are we biased? Of course. Virtually every one of us is biased toward something, somebody, or some group.

    6. While the language of oppression is still with us, new words continue to emerge that are more accurate and descriptive, and allow us to be more successful in ameliorating oppression and more productive in our interactions with each other. If humankind can relearn the language of diversity, then we can relearn how to respect and treat each other with honor, dignity and love

    1. Cultural hegemony refers to domination or rule maintained through ideological or cultural means. [Antonio Gramsci (https://www.thoughtco.com/antonio-gramsci-3026471) argued that consent to the rule of the dominant group is achieved by the spread of ideologies through social institutions.

    2. Cultural Hegemony, or our tacit agreement with the way that things are; is a result of socialization, our experiences with social institutions, and our exposure to cultural narratives and imagery, all of which reflect the beliefs and values of the ruling class

    1. Our awareness of the complexity of our own identity develops over the time. The process of integrating the component parts of our self-definition is indeed a lifelong journey

    2. integrating one`s past, present, and future into a cohesive, unified sense of self is a complex task that begins in the adolescence and continues for a lifetime.

    3. identity-consciousness

    4. Other people are the mirror in witch we see ourselves. Individual judge himself in the light of what he percives to be the way in wich others judge him in comparison to thenselves.