Bias(es)/Privilege – This section should not be completed until we cover Biases and Privilege in class. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6kQHHYNM-s)
1. Using the Wheel of Power/PrivilegeLinks to an external site. Links to an externalsite.
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Wu8fbh7TXo56SII4AX_IhBSHjG008zYw/edit#slide=id.gcd3e4f6c91_0_0 examine your relationship to oppression, power, and privilege. Identify one privilege you hold. Explain this privilege. How will you go about acknowledging and being aware of your privilege?
2. What are two biases (not opinions) you hold about other cultures or co-cultures? Feel free to focus on the biases you identified in section VI (Identity). Identify at least two biases you have about other cultures or co-cultures. Be specific. Be sure that the culture(s) or co-culture(s) you identify meet the definition of what a culture or non-dominant/co-culture is (see Culture module).
3. How will you go about keeping an open mind and monitoring your ethnocentrism with this culture or non-dominant/co-culture? Be specific.
If you are having difficulty identifying your biases, here is a helpful tool. Try exploring your personal biases and preferences by taking the Implicit Association Test (IAT) sponsored by Harvard University.
Be sure to choose the Project Implicit Social Attitudes option, then select from: the Race IAT, Skin-tone IAT, Arab-Muslim IAT, Sexuality IAT, or Disability IAT. (You may think you have a test figured out and that you can out-smart exposing any of your biases, however, stick with it. You will be surprised how subtle differences can influence what we think.)