School Notes

Date posted:   Dec 08, 2020

Testing Your Blind Spots

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On December 7, the Carroll School of Management held its third forum on “inclusive leadership,” part of a year-long series. The latest event took a more personal look at blind spots and unconscious bias (addressed also during the second forum). “We’re always going to have blind spots. We’re not perfect. We’re human,” said diversity expert Carol Fulp, adding—“It’s our responsibility to be monitoring those blindspots.” Attendees shared examples of blind spots they had experienced along lines of race, age, and socioeconomic class. Fulp encouraged listeners to test their own unconscious bias by assessing “what I did well, how I made an impact, and what I would have done differently” to combat bias.