“In order for us to address the hidden biases, we must be willing to understand and manage the cues that allow these biases to influence our behaviors, thoughts and words. Hidden biases that are nourished and left unchallenged will not allow us to take giant leaps into bridging the divide of difference that can separate on the bases of race, class, gender, religion, socio-economic status, for example. Homogeneous environments propagate biased, negative thoughts that do not transfer to heterogeneous spaces or allow people to interact. Attending this event will allow individuals to verbalize and share the self-regulation processes.”

Zenephia Evans

Director of Purdue’s Science Diversity Office, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN