Unlike traditional approaches to eradicating stereotyping and prejudice that generally concentrate efforts toward the cessation of prejudice and discrimination, Cultural Wisdom encourages us to gently observe the habits of our minds and go beyond the tendency to interpret the actions of strangers from our own worldviews and make conscious choices to how best to act within specific situations in order to respond effectively.
Developing Cultural Wisdom helps us bring our full presence to contemporary diversity issues. By bringing an awareness of our unconscious bias through a commitment to self-inquiry, as well as an ability to be vigilant and capable of responding to power imbalances in unequal power relationships, we act with cultural humility.
If you’d like to to read more about Cultural Wisdom download an excerpt of Byron Lee’s recent chapter on compasionate cultural diversity
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