New Micro-Learning! The term bias may be used to describe both positive and negative mindsets towards individuals and groups. Negative bias refers to the persistent, harmful and unequal treatment of someone based solely on some characteristic they possess or their apparent membership in or identification with a particular group.
Key learning points include: Bias can be expressed blatantly or through subtle messages. Societal stereotypes can unconsciously influence our perception, judgment, language and actions. Exploring differences and encouraging respect are ways to counteract the possible presence of bias.