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Is Everyone Really Equal? Book Discussion Series

Ozlem Sensoy & Robin DiAngelo's Is Everyone Really Equal - Fall 2018 Library DEI Committee Book Discussion

#IsEveryoneReallyEqualSyllabus:

Chapter 4: Prejudice & Discrimination - Definition & Readings

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dis·crim·in·a·tion (noun)

Treatment or consideration of, or making a distinction in favor of or against, a person or thing based on the group, class, or category to which that person or thing belongs rather than on individual merit.

Source: Dictionary.com.

prej·u·dice (noun)

1. an unfavorable opinion or feeling formed beforehand or without knowledge, thought, or reason.

2. any preconceived opinion, either favorable or unfavorable.

3. unreasonable feelings, opinions, or attitudes, especially of a hostile nature, regarding an ethnic, racial, social, or religious group.

Source: Dictonary.com.

im·plic·it  bi·as (noun)

"...refers to attitudes or stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions, and decisions in an unconscious manner.  These biases, which encompass both favorable and unfavorable assessments, are activated involuntarily and without an individual’s awareness or intentional control.  Residing deep in the subconscious, these biases are different from known biases that individuals may choose to conceal for the purposes of social and/or political correctness.  Rather, implicit biases are not accessible through introspection."

Source: Ohio State University. Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity.

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