What are your biases? Take a test and find out!
By Arrianee LeBeau KVAL News
EUGENE, Ore - What are your biases? Take a test and find out. Oregon State Associate Professor Jean Moule said we all have. But the key is being able to identify them. But when they are unconscious, it may be harder to do than you think.
The Implicit Association Test helps you identify areas in which bias may have crept into your life.
"Racism whether it is a unintentional or intentional still is painful," said Moule.
Moule lead a workshop on unintentional racism and unconscious bias at the 2nd Annual"Close the Achievement Gap" African American Conference. Parents, teachers and administrators were some of the attendees.
Arbella Luvert works for the 4J School District and said this is one way they are trying to raise awareness about race in the community.
"What we want people to do is get the knowledge and skills that we need to have the conversations and understand the different cultural backgrounds of all," said Luvert.
According to Moule open communication is key to breaking down biases. She said having a conversation with people you believe you may be biased against in a gentle manner can help eliminate your notions about them.
And eventhough having this conversation may be dificult, Moule said it is the best way for people to develop an understanding of one another.
What a way to start a beautiful weekend on the Oregon coast
Patch, our cat is waiting for breakfast as he enjoys the Sun in Lowell while the Valley and Eugene has a blanket of fog. A 13 mile drive to Lowell east of I-5 and you can escape the fog that Eugene residents put up with. It is worth the short commute to live out of the fog for most of the winter.
A short 13 mile drive east to Lowell and you can escape the Valley fog. 95% of the time that Eugene is socked in with fog there is blues skies in Lowell.