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1 The secret to uncovering how history was written Michael Quiñones, NBCT

2 Merriam-Websters online dictionary defines bias as: a : bent, tendencybenttendency b : an inclination of temperament or outlook; especially : a personal and sometimes unreasoned judgment : prejudicetemperamentprejudice c : an instance of such prejudice Source:

3 He showed a bias toward a few workers in particular. Do they have a bias against women? The company was accused of racial bias. The decision was made without bias. She showed no bias toward older clients. A student with a strong bias towards the arts.

4 Everyone has biases no matter who they are. People can possess biases for or against a person, place or thing. Source: Source:

5 Listen to the speaker in this video and decide the following: overview&list=UU1g1imYIlcjt47kuHjlBzZA What was he talking about? Does he possess a bias? What is he biased for or against?

6 The photo on the left was the main image used by most news channels to show viewers what Trayvan Martin looked like even though it was more than 5 years old. What possible reasons were there for showing such as an old photo? Martin at 12 years old Martin at 17 years old Martin at 10 years old

7 Task: Write a paragraph (at least 5 sentences), using correct spelling and grammar, describing one bias you possess. Your bias can be for or against some thing, some one or some place. Explain why you possess this bias and whether your bias is a good thing or bad thing. Proof read your work before you turn it in so you know it makes sense.


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