The Bias Inside Us Online Exhibition
An animation that starts off with a graphic of colorful abstract shapes and gray letters. The colorful shapes fade out and the remaining gray letters shuffle around, spelling out "Bias." The letters fade out and "I" stays on screen. "The BLANK inside us" text appears. The text cycles through different words representing bias like ageism, racism, homophobia, classism, ableism, and antisemitism to fill in the blank. The words fade out revealing the exhibition logo.
a preference or prejudice.
We are all members of the same race...
And yet, we all have differences.
The question for you is:
What do you do with these differences?
This is your chance to
- Bias Lives Inside All of Us
- The Science of Bias
- Bias IRL*
- Serious Consequences
- #Retrain Your Brain
Bias Lives Inside All of Us
We can all be kind and well-intentioned humans. At the same time, we can all be biased. In this section, we learn the meaning of the word BIAS and explain how it lives, in both subtle and big ways, inside all of us.
The Science of Bias
If you’re human, you’re biased. But, the real question is: what do you do about it? Every brain develops its biases from the environment. But bias does not dictate our destiny. We can change the way we truly see ourselves and each other.
Bias IRL* (*in real life)
Bias is a process initiated even before we are born. It is a process of learning about the structures and associations embedded in the world around us. But what actually are those structures in the world? Where is bias in real life?
When we don’t pay attention to our bias, we’re in trouble. Biases left unchecked can have serious consequences. They can become entrenched in our systems and our patterns of life.
#Retrain Your Brain
Our world is structured in ways that reinforce and reflect systemic bias. But change is possible. Every big institutional structure was built and can therefore be rebuilt. It just takes work.
We have work to do everywhere. But we can learn lessons from the biases that are changing for the better to make sure that we move in the direction of a safer and more equitable society.