How to Overcome Our Biases? Walk Boldly Toward Them

Dream of Destiny encourages the intentional fostering of ethnic diversity by our Christian leaders.  For leaders to truly be successful in this regard – avoiding tokenism and stereotypes – we must be aware of our biases and seek to overcome them.

Here is a great, fairly recent Ted Talk by Vernā Myers, from November, 2014.  Myers is a diversity consultant and self-described “recovering lawyer” with a degree from Harvard Law:

“…I have a call to action for you. There are three things that I want to offer us today to think about as ways to stop Ferguson from happening again; three things that I think will help us reform our images of young black men; three things that I’m hoping will not only protect them but will open the world so that they can thrive. Can you imagine that? Can you imagine our country embracing young black men, seeing them as part of our future, giving them that kind of openness, that kind of grace we give to people we love? How much better would our lives be? How much better would our country be?…”

 

One Comments

  • Adrian Wallace March 12, 2015 at 4:26 pm Reply

    Trav,

    Thanks for posting!

    We all have biases and must recognize them and then check them, warranted or not.

    In Christ,
    Adrian

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