By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.” ~ Confucius

How would you describe systemic racism to someone?

How would you explain implicit bias to someone?

After learning about systemic racism, can you think of any examples that you have witnessed or unwittingly taken part in?

Were you able to identify any unconscious bias you might have toward a certain group or people?

How might systemic racism affect efforts to increase diversity and cultural capital in Southwest Missouri?

How has learning about unconscious bias changed your mindset toward others? Would you be more aware of it in your interaction with people?


“We do not learn from experience…we learn from reflecting on experience.” ~ John Dewey

What kind of changes do we need to embrace in order to bring more equity and inclusion into our workplace?

What is a change you are embracing personally?

How might you engage family, friends, and co-workers in conversations about unconscious bias?


“Diversity is being invited to the party. Inclusion is being asked to dance.”

What is the value of storytelling in regards to diversity, equity, and inclusion?

How has your story impacted on who you are, how you think, and act?

Can you think of a time that getting to know someone new was challenged by conscious or unconscious biases? How did that experience change your behavior?