Implicit social cognition, implicit bias refers to the attitudes or stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions, and decisions in an unconscious manner. But over the past year African Americans all over the nation have faced bias, prejudice and racism with a rash of routine activities for which police were called on African-Americans this year according to CNN. Read more and then come back and take the poll.
Remember, when your colleagues and community member are triggered in any part of their day they will carry the residue of the experience with them everywhere they go. Often just hearing about someone else’s experience is enough to trigger a stress reaction that often causes the person who is triggered to lose focus. Take the Hot Buttons and Triggers Calculator to learn more about what triggers and you and your colleagues and the implications at work and in the community.