Unconscious bias exists everywhere. This column explores its existence in the workplace and what can be done about it.
First, a Personal Story
My best friend in college, Rich, was black. Despite our limited funds, thanks to him, we were able to rent a very nice house in the woods at an affordable price. The house belonged to one of Rich’s professors, who was on sabbatical leave.
My girlfriend at the time had a roommate from another country. She suggested I arrange a double date. Instead of asking Rich, I asked a casual friend, who was also from a different country.
The date took place on a Friday at our home in the woods. After dinner, the four of us sat around the fireplace enjoying each other’s company.
Rich came home from the library,…
Credit to Jathan Janove, J.D. for the original post.