DSBC D.I.V.E.R.S.E. Speaker Series- Accent Bias and what we all can dio.
Accents can significantly alter the perception of an individual or an entire group. Research has shown that we tend to unconsciously group people into a specific social class and prejudice against them based on their accents. By thinking that someone with a particular accent is uneducated, unskilled, from a lower economic class, or untrustworthy, we are showing our unconscious bias. This seems to be a socially accepted form of discrimination, as opposed to others which are more clearly based on race or nationality.
Please join us for a group discussion about accent bias and perceptions. We are going to have a safe space for open and honest questions, comments, and concerns.