“Stop trying to be good people. We need real people.”
I love this Ted Talk by Verna Myers. I used it in diversity trainings, and frequently recommended it for participants of our Conflict Navigation classes.
At this point, most people are willing to acknowledge the fact that we all have biases. That alone feels like an accomplishment, but it’s not nearly enough. Because once we acknowledge we have them, we need to engage with how to work through them.
Verna’s talk is about an extremely positive and proactive way to work with our biases. We go towards them.