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Exploring the Unconscious Mind and Microaggressions

Have you ever experienced that moment in a conversation when you realize you said or did something offensive in the mind of the person you’re talking to? Quite possibly, you notice a disapproving look on their face or a quick reply about how insensitive your comment felt to them. Most likely, you weren’t intending to be hurtful. Sometimes even a compliment can have the opposite effect if you’re lacking awareness of your own unconscious stereotypes. These kinds of communications are often considered microaggressions. That is, indirect, subtle, or even unintentional statements or actions that negatively affect someone from a marginalized group. Because a little understanding goes a long way, we want to provide some perspective about unconscious bias and how it can lead to microaggressions, as well as some suggestions for how to examine and address your own. What happens in our unconscious mind? Neuropsychology research suggests that only about 5% of our brain function is conscious while 95% is unconscious. It is fascinating how…

More Than a New Look—an Evolution in Pope’s DEI Offerings

Pope Consulting has pioneered diversity education, research, and organizational change solutions for nearly 50 years. More than at any other point in history, organizations now understand the critical importance of paying attention to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in the workplace. As a…

Pope Consulting Launches E-Learning Diversity Courses and Refreshes Brand

CINCINNATI, January 10, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Pope Consulting, a pioneer in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) education and consulting, is offering wide access to its award-winning virtual learning program, The Inclusive Workplace. The company has also updated its brand to better reflect the…

Understanding the Definitions: DIEB

Our initial reflection on this topic had us think back to when we all first heard the words “Coronavirus” in March 2020. Many things about life and work drastically changed that year with the rise of the deadly pandemic numbers; a drastic decrease…

Celebrating Women’s History Month: In and Outside of the Workplace. Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Women’s History Month is an excellent time to recognize all of the contributions that your women-identifying employees make to the workplace, and to communicate your ongoing commitment to gender equity and continuous efforts to create an inclusive workplace for everyone, regardless of gender.  At Pope…

How to Honor Black History Month at Work

Black History Month occurs every February to celebrate the contributions Black Americans have made to advance equality throughout the United States. This is a great opportunity for employers to recognize and honor Black culture and accomplishments and to encourage inclusion in the workplace. Acknowledging this month-long celebration at…

Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month 2020

Join us in acknowledging the heritage of America’s largest minority group. Every year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15. Created to recognize the positive impact that Hispanic Americans have contributed and continue to impart on our country,…

2020 — An Unprecedented Year: The Virus, the Bias and the Search for Equity

Unprecedented.   That’s the word that many would use to describe 2020. 2020 was a busy year for media outlets as reports of the novel coronavirus swept national headlines early into the new year and people across the globe soon found themselves grappling with…