STOP Bias: What is Bias 13-14

Category: Policies on Bias and Hate Speech School: Syracuse University Statement Rating: Yellow

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Some examples of bias incidents include: * Telling jokes * Name-calling * Stereotyping * Offensive graffiti or images/drawing * Avoiding or excluding others … *Making jokes or using stereotypes when talking about someone … * Making comments on social media about someone’s disability, ethnicity, race, national origin, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, or political affiliations/beliefs … * Displaying a sign that is color-coded pink for girls and blue for boys ….

Bias-related incidents are defined as behavior which constitutes an expression of hostility against the person or property of another because of the targeted person’s age, creed, disability, ethnic or national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, political or social affiliation, race, religion, or sexual orientation. Even when offenders are not aware of bias or intend to offend, bias may be revealed which is worthy of a response and can serve as an opportunity for education.

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