Race, Ethnicity & Unconscious Bias Quiz Question Title * 1. What are characteristics of unconscious or implicit biases? Assumptions and stereotypes a person has about a diverse group or groups of people They are formed outside a person’s own conscious awareness Often times they do not align with the person’s conscious values All of the above OK Question Title * 2. Can non-white people within diverse racial and ethnic groups have unconscious biases? Yes No OK Question Title * 3. What can someone have unconscious biases about? Race and Ethnicity Ability Gender and Sexuality All of the above None of the above OK Question Title * 4. What is confirmation bias? A collection of information that supports what you already believe to be true while rejecting evidence that supports a different conclusion A form of self-fulfilling prophecy Standing up to your peers and refuting racist remarks All of the above OK Question Title * 5. How can I combat confirmation bias? Engage in healthy conversation and debate with people who have differing opinions and lived experiences from mine Hang out with and listen to people that don’t look like me Fact check information sources that I take in All of the above OK Question Title * 6. What is the difference between race and ethnicity? The terms are mostly interchangeable but race refers more to the culture of black and brown people and ethnicity refers more to those with mid to lighter skin tones. Historically, race has been used to categorize large groups of people while ethnicity has not. Race is used to categorize a person’s physical characteristics such as skin color or bone structure, whereas Ethnicity describes cultural factors such as ancestry and language. All of the above None of the above OK Question Title * 7. Can non-white people be racist? Yes No OK Question Title * 8. Can non-white people have racial prejudices? Yes No OK Question Title * 9. How has race been socially constructed? A. It hasn’t. It’s based on biological characteristics with irrefutable presence in a person’s DNA. B. In the early 19th century in North America and parts of Europe, racial characteristics were ascribed significance in areas of intelligence, health and personality for the purposes of defining a superior race. C. During the Spanish Inquisition, Jewish people were called into question for their ‘blood purity’. Some consider this one of the first instances of race being used as a form of categorization by those in positions of power for religious or political purposes. B and C B only OK Question Title * 10. Is this statement true or false? “We exist in a post-racial society/culture.” True False OK Question Title * 11. Why is the term “African-American” problematic in describing black people in America? It assumes the person you are referring to originated from Africa It groups all black and brown people together with no regard for actual ancestry It diminishes the lived experiences of black Americans by inappropriately labeling them as a category of race they may not identify with. All of the above OK Question Title * 12. In the context of race and ethnicity, what does the acronym ‘POC’ stand for? Person of China Person of the Congo Person/People of Color Power of Connection None of the above OK Question Title * 13. Which of the following appears on the US census as an option for race? A. American Indian B. Hispanic C. Black D. Arab All of the above A and C only OK Question Title * 14. Which of the following is an example of ethnicity? Ukranian Irish Latin American Vietnamese All of the above OK Question Title * 15. Which of the following are forms of cultural appropriation? A. White people dreading their hair B. Using a ‘blaccent’ when talking to your friends C. Non-indigenous Americans wearing headdresses D. Using the word ‘tribe’ to describe your friend group All of the above All but option 'D' OK Question Title * 16. Name at least 3 conscious or unconscious biases you have around race and ethnicity. (Again, these quizzes are anonymous so we’ll only see your response not who it’s from.) OK Question Title * 17. List at least 5 ways these biases enter into YOUR workplace? OK Question Title * 18. Kelly and Megan, two white Americans, are listening to a hip hop song by Mos Def in their car on the way to school. They bob their heads, sway back and forth and make hand gestures out the window. As they sing along to the lyrics, they include the word ‘nigga’ as they sing. At one point, Kelly asks Megan, “Is it okay that we’re saying ‘nigga’ when we sing?” Megan replies, “Yeah, we’re just singing a song.”What did this evoke in you while reading? OK Question Title * 19. List 3 words you currently use in everyday conversation that have racist or appropriative undertones. OK Question Title * 20. What does it mean to be an ally to races and ethnicities other than my own? It means that I don’t have a problem with black people It means that I support and like black people I just have to identify as an ally It means that I support the lives and the rights of people of all races and ethnicities, that I continue learning about them, that I stand up for injustice against them, and that I challenge ignorance or false ideas about them. OK Question Title * 21. Say the following: “I am an ally to disenfranchised communities.” “My business stands up to racial injustice.” “I am a vocal participant in the fight against racism and bigotry.” Yes, I said them and I’ll continue practicing! No, I'm not there yet. OK HOW DID I DO?