The Bias Inside Us

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Major support is provided by: Otto Bremer Trust Logo

Bias influences the way we all exist in the world. Whether innate or learned, bias causes us to think differently about ourselves and the people around us—leading to actions that are often based on stereotypes and prejudice.

This traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution invites you to recognize and reckon with your own biases.

Experience it in person and online to find connections between implicit bias and explicit acts of bias, encourage conversations to increase empathy, and understand and counter your own biases.

The Bias Inside Us is organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. Major support is provided by The Otto Bremer Trust.

Additional support provided by Acton Family Giving, Anonymous donors, the Beverly Foundation, Steve and Sheri Lear, Target, the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation Fund of the Minneapolis Foundation, Thomson Reuters, Allianz of America, Valerie E. and William A. Anders, Julie and David Burton, the Dreier Family, Lennart Ehn and Ginger Lew, Expedia, Trevor and Melissa Fetter, the Roger S. Firestone Foundation, Brenda J. Gaines, Myra Hart and Kent Hewitt, Charlie and Nancy Hogan, Dr. Christine C. Jenkins and Mr. Pierre A. France, KNOCK, inc., Sarah Lawer and Frank Guanco, Kathleen Mason, Elyse Rabinowitz and Jim Porter, Dr. Philip S. and Alice Hoolihan Randall, Gloria del C. Rodriguez, and the Family of Leona Roen, and Naoma Tate. Based on an original concept developed by Tolerance in Motion: Steve Lear, Laura Zelle, and Elyse Rabinowitz, founders; Ellen Glatstein, Laura Lipshutz, Alice Randall, Joanne Jones-Rizzi, and Susan Shapiro, directors; Don Shelby, founding advisor; and the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas, Steve Hunegs, executive director.