Here is today’s Afternoon Tea. We have started a conversation about race and diversity and hope to continue, hopefully with guests. Today we talked about
- Implicit bias. Prejudice can arise as much out of assumptions about our own superiority and experience as normal as it does out of hostility to others
- That in some cases responding to prejudice means people adapt, e.g. my Great grandfather changed his name possibly to hide his Italian heritage and blend in. Others learn to adapt accent and dialect.
- That there can be a gang or tribal mentality excluding those who don’t belong.
- That prejudice is irrational and lacks logic
Next week we hope to talk about diversity and the church