Executive Summary

Kirsten Jones, Ushirika Johnson LPC, Julia Marrocco, Kathleen Hicks LCSW

The definition of bias is, “prejudice in favor of or against one thing, person or group compared with another, usually in a way considered to be unfair.” We all suffer from bias to some degree. We can’t get away from it because our old brain employed bias to keep us safe from threats. Today, those threats don’t exist, and so we have to practice utilizing our new-brain, the pre-frontal cortex, to overcome unsubstantiated biases.