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Unconscious bias at the bank

Rounding it up

  • Simply put, unconscious bias is when a person unknowingly believes in a stereotype about a group of people due to their limited exposure to different demographics.

  • Banks and their employees are not immune to unconscious bias, and that often leads to racial profiling and acts of discrimination targeted towards Black and Indigenous people of colour.

  • Consequently, we’re left with a system that makes it difficult for BIPOC Canadians to conduct financial tasks, from opening a new account to getting a loan.

  • To combat unconscious bias, banks must implement a strategy that prioritizes both diversifying staff and having clear standards for service.

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Neha Chollangi
#unconscious bias#discrimination#banks#inequality

Neha Chollangi

Neha Chollangi currently is a reporter in Osoyoos, B.C covering local community news in the South Okanagan region. She is a recent graduate of the Ryerson School of Journalism.

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