I was watching the Documentary by Jeffery Robinson ‘Who we are’ and something Jeffrey said was so profound and something I had not thought about before.
Jeffery says that the boas being conscious or unconscious if only for the person who has the bias. The person who has to face the bias it does not matter how it is. For that person it is always a bias whether it is conscious or unconscious.
This is something that has stayed with me ever since. We might bracket some things as an unconscious bias, may be just to feel less guilty. To feel that it is not our fault because it happened unknowingly.
But when we look at it from the point of view of that victim of the bias. That person does not care. They have to suffer irrespective of how it happens. This knowledge changed the way I start looking at bias. I think it is more important that we address bias from the one who faces it and not from the eye of one happens to do it.
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