Tagged: implicit bias

as conspiracy

as conspiracy
theories go, we all keep a
bag handy and just

out of reach, lest we are tempted
to reinforce our biases
.
20200217:1958
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perhaps for the first

perhaps for the first
or second or eighty-fifth
time you are exposed
to an unfamiliar
element, something
outside of your comfort
zone, be curious,
ask before you judge
.
20190907:2134
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: exposed

muhammad takes an

muhammad takes an
earful of data points and
tests them with the
individuals he
encounters, asks
questions out of
earnest curiosity,
interpolates and
extrapolates with
enough wonder
.
20190722:2359
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: interpolates

on approach, it is

on approach, it is
always too late to swerve – we will
unwittingly make

judgments, tweak stereotypes, get
closer without getting closer
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: swerve

there are levels

there are levels
to these patterns
the human brain
sears onto a go-to
memory card
the image of
young urban
thing standing
in front of
establishment
with
the word trouble
i am asking you to
flip through several
cards down for
the one that is
grayer, with patterns
more painful
to access,
those invisible
interlocking systems
.
20180528:0943
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here we are, feeling

here we are, feeling
foreign again –
the door you
can breeze
through is closed
to me. research
shows that
walking through
a doorway makes
one forget. i’m
not expecting you
to remember,
to buck science
.
20180323:1705
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on uneven ground,

on uneven ground,
we have pretended
long enough
for self-esteem to
fray, patterns
to solidify,
thoughts
to slant
with no foothold
.
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