Understanding How to Confront Stereotypes and Biases - Exercise
Understanding How to Confront Stereotypes and Biases
Duration: 5 to 10 minutes.
Answer the following questions and then discuss as a class.
- True or False: Confronting stereotypes and biases means speaking up to co-workers or others who use these behaviors, and also means recognizing your own tendencies and confronting your own behavior.
- True or False: Once you are aware of a possible bias, it is harder to be open-minded when you meet new people because you are constantly thinking about your bias.
- False. It is actually easier to confront the issue and try to make a more objective decision once you are aware of your own biases.