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