You make assumptions about people based on age, gender, skin color or disability every day. Diversity activist Yassmin Abdel-Magied reassures you that this doesn’t make you a bigot; it makes you a human. Yet unconscious bias becomes a problem when it denies people equal access to opportunity. Fortunately, learning about unconscious bias is the first step toward impartiality. getAbstract appreciates Abdel-Magied’s timely, poignant message, which resonates deeply in an increasingly polarized world where people make snap judgments about those who are different.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why humans are prone to unconscious bias,
- How such bias affects workplace diversity and access to opportunity,
- How you can mitigate the negative influence of unconscious bias.
About the Speaker
Engineer and diversity activist Yassmin Abdel-Magied founded Youth Without Borders, an organization that empowers young people to improve their communities and the world.