February 13, 2020

‘We all have bias’: Botham Jean’s colleagues pledge to combat unconscious workplace bias

By Dom DiFurio

Outside the PricewaterhouseCoopers office building in downtown Dallas, employees trickled through a bus decked out with VR headsets, touchscreen tablets and cameras all loaded with content aimed at helping them recognize their own unconscious biases.

The bus has been touring the nation since November 2018 as part of an effort called CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion, launched by the consulting giant shortly after the highly publicized killing of one of its own employees, Botham Jean. Wednesday was the first time the tour visited Jean’s home office.

“Unconscious biases are the little judgments we make about people, their ability, their character without knowing anything about them,” said CEO Action crew member Ryan Mosher.