“I’m not biased,” came the student’s insistent response. “I see everyone the same.”
“No, you don’t. You just aren’t aware of your biases and that is even more dangerous,” was my response. Okay, so “dangerous” may be a bit extreme for most situations but simply saying to me you don't have anything filtering your view doesn’t mean there isn't anything there impeding your judgment. It’s like looking through a screen door. If you stand too close, you don’t see the wire grid. If you stand further back, you will clearly see the screen over-top your view.
My Writing and Other Resources for Students
A growing collection of writing and other resources for students to use to continue their growth.