I held a colloquy over coffee for a few ladies to make them aware of their racial biases. We initially began the session with them believing they were not biased at all. However by the end of the session, they realised they were biased and that it was wrong to be biased.
We discussed how they would react in certain situations regarding race, colour, gender and sexuality. We spoke about everyone’s personal opinions and biases.
We also spent some time taking the Harvard Implicit Association Test, which further proved that there are many biases that exist in our heads. We ended the session discussing positive ways to spread awareness and how each one could do their own bit and start talking about it at home.
I was extremely happy with the fact, that I was able to make them aware of their biases and initiate a change in their mindset.