Bias-related behaviors/actions occur (whether intentional or unintentional) because of:

  • Ignorance
  • Insensitivity
  • Peer pressure
  • Fear
  • Lack of understanding
  • Stereotypes
  • Hatred

Report, Don’t Reinforce, Bias Related Behaviors

Bias-related behaviors are reinforced when you:

  • Remain silent by not reporting incidents and/or confronting the behavior.
  • Laugh at the comments and/or jokes.
  • Contribute or provide additional verbal comments.
  • Encourage the inappropriate behavior.
  • Provide excuses for the behavior.

last updated: December 12, 2011

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