D&I Weekly News Round Up: Unconscious Bias, Inclusion and more
Welcome to the latest edition of our Diversity & Inclusion News Round-Up. Today we are talking about unconscious racial bias, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on minorities and people with disabilities and how a kids TV show is driving Autism awareness. Stay safe everyone - and those who are celebrating, Happy Easter!
Jennifer Eberhardt is an African American psychologist from Stanford University. This really interesting article looks at her work, studying unconscious racial bias.
People across the world are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, but those who have a disability or chronic illness are facing even more challenges. But there is also hope that innovations and new ways of working will come out of this, which could create a more inclusive society. Read more here.
The US is currently being hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, and data shows that the virus is disproportionately killing minorities, especially black Americans. The reasons are multifold, including higher risk of exposure, more pre-existing health issues, less testing and lower-quality care.
The 2nd of April was World Autism Awareness Day and Disney Juniors “Fancy Nancy” is helping to drive awareness. The popular TV show for children featured a special episode last week, putting a spotlight on autism inclusion.