Respect is Only Human: A Response to Disrespect and Implicit Bias takes a look at our society, embedded with social injustice, revealed in racial, ethnic, religious and other discrimination, and even with hatred that threatens to destroy our very humanity, if left unchecked. This book also shows how implicit or unconscious bias, unknowingly fostered in us from our early lives, underlies social injustice and unfairness.
Respect is Only Human: A Response to Disrespect and Implicit Bias gives us the opportunity to see where we stand concerning implicit bias and empowers us to engage in reflective and critical response. It encourages us to take measures to identify and undermine the social injustice that is part of the taken-for-grantedness that is so much a part of our lives that we sometimes cannot distinguish between disrespect and respect.
This book describes how being human, or claiming our humanity, entails displaying respect for self and others and genuinely accepting difference based on race, ethnicity, gender and gender orientation, nationality, religion, physical and mental ability, and any other aspect of life.
Respect is Only Human: A Response to Disrespect and Implicit Bias is an honest, easy-to-read book, suitable for all ages, which explains how respect, a commodity that is in short supply today, can go a long way to eradicating implicit bias, racism, and discriminatory practices in our communities.