UW-Green Bay exhibit wants people to rethink implicit biases
GREEN BAY – Stairs built without a plan for wheelchair accessibility. Soap dispenser sensors unable to recognize dark skin. Spiral notebooks that are harder for a left-handed writer to use. Those are some of the implicit biases that a new exhibit at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is intended to show. The exhibition had its grand opening Friday. “The Bias Inside Us” is an educational exhibit created by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service to help people realize and challenge their own implicit biases. It will be open to the public from Saturday until Feb. 13. The exhibit is made up of six interactive sections that show examples of implicit bias that happens in daily life, their detrimental effects, and how people can rethink the assumptions to overcome their own biases.