Your Experience with Bias 20 20 unread replies. 20 20 replies. In this discussio
Your Experience with Bias
20 unread replies.
In this discussion you will discuss how you have experienced bias in your life. Bias is defined as “An attitude, belief, or feeling that results in and helps to justify unfair treatment of a person because of his or her identity” (Derman-Sparks & Edwards, 2010). Bias, whether conscious or subconscious, results in unfair treatment, such as racism, but can relate to other elements of diversity such as ones ethnicity, language, age, gender, ability, religion and more.
Let’s take a look at the impact bias has had on you before we dive into examining how racial bias impacts development in childhood.
Part 1: Initial Post (5 points)
Due Thursday by 11:59pm
Pick ONE of the scenarios below and describe your experience. Your experience can be from anytime in your life (childhood or adulthood, although examples from childhood are preferred). Note, identity refers to one or intersections of the following: gender, race, ethnicity, culture, age, sexuality, language, ability, socioeconomic status, religion. In your initial post, please indicate which number scenario you are responding to.
A time I felt different because of my identity.
A time I remember feeling left out because of my identity.
A time I recognized a strong message my family gave me about people who are different.
A time I felt powerless because I felt unnoticed or unheard because of my identity.
A time that made a strong impact when I was treated unfairly.
A time someone judged you for your identity.
Part 2: Two peer responses (5 points)
Respond to two peer’s initial posts. This is a free response, but all comments should stay on topic and contribute to meaningful discussion.
ALL things posted to this discussion board should have a respectful and professional tone. We are all unique individuals coming to this learning experience with different levels of knowledge, experiences, perspectives, values and beliefs. This is an inclusive place for us to learn about and from one another. Honor this! Let’s make this a positive and fun learning environment!