What is Implicit Bias?
What is Implicit Bias? Implicit bias refers to unconscious attitudes and stereotypes that people hold about certain characteristics like race, ethnicity, gender, age, appearance, sexual orientation, and disability, amongst others. These can either evoke positive or negative feelings about a person or group of people. And because these biases lie deep in our subconscious, most people are unable to easily understand and confront them. These attitudes form over the course of our life and are influenced by early life experiences and societal or community attitudes we were subjected to.