What is Bias? 

Bias-related behaviors are intentional or unintentional actions against someone because of their actual or perceived:

  • Age
  • Gender
  • Religion
  • Race
  • Ethnic or national origin
  • Sexual orientation
  • Disability
  • Other targeted aspects of one’s identity

Possible Types of Bias-Related Behaviors

  • Offensive graffiti
  • Degrading or offensive images
  • Derogatory or offensive verbal or written comments
  • Offensive jokes
  • Outing someone’s sexual orientation
  • Inappropriate references to one’s race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation

*Adapted from Syracuse University

last updated: December 1, 2011

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