Implicit biases affect not just what we do and say, but also what we hear. Diverse in the City™️ Implicit or unconscious biases affect not just what we do, say and perceive about others, but also how we hear and perceive things about ourselves. We know that hidden biases can affect our perceptions of others and our actions towards others. But when we say we … Continue reading A Few Words on Biases
Boycotts have a heavy history. In December of 1955, the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King Jr. led the Montgomery bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama. A year later, the laws that segregated buses in Alabama were declared unconstitutional. In 1933, the Nazi party organized a national boycott of Jewish businesses in Germany. It was one of the early actions taken by the Nazis against Jewish people … Continue reading You Did What? I’m Done With You.
I recently shared a story about my son’s first experience with perspective and asked people to take a quick survey based on their own experiences. Respondents were asked to describe specific instances where their views on something important to them made a complete reversal, shifted somewhat, or were not acknowledged or respected by another person. Surprisingly, most of the people who took the survey demonstrated … Continue reading Perspectives Exhibit Greatest Flexibility on Polarizing Topics
When our son was just starting to learn his numbers, he had a really hard time with the number “6”. In fact, he refused to acknowledge it. If we showed him a picture of a “6”, he would flip it around and say it was a “9”. The more we insisted it was a “6”, the more determined he was to show us it was … Continue reading It’s a 6. No, It’s a 9.
Do you ever read or hear people’s opinions on something and wonder what they are basing them on? I’m starting this blog because I would like to hear and share real experiences that form the bases for our particular beliefs on a matter. I also love hearing and telling stories. I find the tidbits that have helped me most in life come from hearing about … Continue reading Welcome