Diversity Dictionary

The dialogue around diversity, equity, and inclusion is broad and growing daily. This introduces the need for a common vocabulary to avoid misunderstandings and misinterpretations. Because of differences in lived experience, words often hold different meanings for different people. This glossary is not meant to be exhaustive, since language is continuously evolving. The main goal is to provide a basic framework and promote dialogue.

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There are currently 4 Terms in this directory beginning with the letter B.
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Bias
a form of prejudice that results from our need to quickly classify individuals into categories.

Bigot
a person who is obstinately devoted to their own opinions and prejudices and is intolerant of other diverse social groups.

BIPOC
an abbreviation that stands for Black, Indigenous and People of Color

Bisexual
sexually attracted not exclusively to people of one particular gender; attracted to both men and women.