Tag: Bias

Dr. Temple Grandin and NY State Assembly member Yuh-Line Niou headline free online event, “Neurodiversity Rising: Eliminating Bias in Hiring.”

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PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — On Wednesday, October 14, Neurodiversity in the Workplace will host an online event, “Neurodiversity Rising: Eliminating Bias in Hiring.” Author and advocate, Dr. Temple Grandin and NY State Assembly member Yuh-Line Niou will headline this event, sharing their personal experiences and exploring the importance of inclusion in the workplace and the expansion of a diverse workforce to include the neurodiverse.

Attendees will benefit from an in-depth conversation with an expert panel discussing the meaning and value of neurodiversity at work, how identities of race, gender and sexuality intersect, and ways to eliminate hidden bias in hiring that prevents inclusion. The panel will provide a 360-degree examination of neurodiverse hiring practices, and will include members of the business community, hiring managers, autistic employees, and other

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Implicit Bias Training: A Pseudoscience Scam | The American Spectator

Police officers in a majority of states are now mandated to receive “implicit bias training,” where they are informed they are subconsciously racist and must admit to and deliberately overcome their racism. 

The trainings, which exploded in popularity following the Ferguson riots in 2014, directly respond to accusations that racist police officers are shooting unarmed African Americans. Following the death of George Floyd, multiple states, including Michigan, New Jersey, and Texas, joined the list of states mandating the training for all their officers. 

Harvard’s University’s Implicit Association Test, the foundation of the idea of implicit bias, shows that a majority of Americans associate African Americans more quickly with negative words than white Americans when measured in milliseconds. The theory is that these unconscious biases can cause police officers to use a disparate amount of force against African Americans or use racial profiling to stop and

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Trump executive order prevents racial bias training at Collins Aerospace, BAE Systems

Under an executive order signed this week by President Donald Trump, defense contractors including Collins Aerospace and BAE Systems, both in Cedar Rapids, cannot provide diversity training based on conscious or unconscious bias, white privilege and other topics commonly taught in such programs.

The president’s order prohibits the federal government and its contractors from promoting “race or sex stereotyping or scapegoating” or teaching any “divisive concepts.”

That includes training that suggests a race or gender may have any privilege, status, moral or ethical values or character traits.

White privilege is the “set of social and economic advantages that white people have by virtue of their race in a culture characterized by racial inequality,” according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary.

Collins Aerospace asked employees to “ensure any planned trainings in these areas are postponed until further notice,” according to an email obtained by The Gazette. The email indicates plans for a “further

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Trump’s crackdown on ‘critical race theory’ training leads to cancellation of Justice Department ‘unconscious bias’ program

Weeks after White House officials called for a halt to training sessions for federal employees that deal with “white privilege” and “critical race theory,” some government staffers are starting to see the memo’s effects, MarketWatch has learned.

Last week, President Donald Trump told the Office of Management and Budget to crack down on federal agencies’ anti-racism training sessions, calling them “divisive, anti-American propaganda.”

Employees in the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division were supposed to hear about “unconscious bias” at a program scheduled for this week — but that has now been postponed pending further guidance.

“It does not appear that the Division has much, if any, discretion related to postponing the training at this moment,” Matthew Hammond, assistant chief of the department’s division’s telecommunications and broadband section, wrote in an email obtained by MarketWatch. “We were excited about this training. We had received a lot of positive responses about the

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Trump’s crack down on ‘critical race theory’ training leads to cancelation of Justice Department ‘unconscious bias’ program

Weeks after White House officials called for a halt on federal worker training sessions that deal with “white privilege” and “critical race theory,” some government staffers are starting to see the memo’s effects, MarketWatch has learned.



Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: An order from Trump’s White House about ‘critical race theory’ is putting the breaks on unconscious bias training, MarketWatch learned.


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An order from Trump’s White House about ‘critical race theory’ is putting the breaks on unconscious bias training, MarketWatch learned.

Last week, President Donald Trump told the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to crack down on federal agencies’ anti-racism training sessions, calling them “divisive, anti-American propaganda.”

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Employees in the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division were supposed to hear about “unconscious bias” at a program scheduled for this week — but a recent White House memo on race-related worker training forced the session’s postponement pending further guidance.

“It does not appear that the Division has much, if any, discretion related to postponing the training at this moment,” Matthew

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Critical Business Decisions Vulnerable to ‘Cognitive Bias’

Employers should seek broader information to make better people-decisions

In a new report, Questionmark, the online assessment provider, warns that ‘cognitive bias’ can cause employers to make the wrong decisions about the people they employ.

The new report, ‘Beyond Decision Bias’ explores how employers can jump to poor decisions because they are vulnerable to sub-conscious factors in decision making. These can include:

  • Status quo bias – a tendency to stick to the status quo
  • Authority bias – a temptation to always agree with the boss
  • Conformity bias – a desire to want to agree with colleagues

The report argues that employers should deliberately develop alternative arguments that challenge their initial conclusions. They should intentionally seek information that may disprove or counter the emerging recommendation. When it comes to making the final call, senior leaders will then have a series of more informed options to choose from.

When attempting to tackle

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