I attended the talk titled “The Implications of Recognizing and Discussing Racial Bias” by Dr. Sylvia Perry on October 13th. Dr. Perry conducted studies on bias awareness on adults and how this can influence their children and their biases as well. Dr. Perry’s study found that when adults were aware of their own biases, they were more likely to accept feedback and learn how to grow from their biases through diversity. To me, people show understanding when they can admit to their own faults. They are able to see their mistake, showing they are able to understand where they went wrong and can learn to fix the error. Hence, participants in Dr. Perry’s study were probably more likely to accept feedback when they were able to admit their faults. Dr. Perry also conducted another study about white parents, their children and bias. Her study found that parents with a higher awareness were less likely to deny racism, and more likely to show their children examples of racism. Parents with low levels of bias awareness were more likely to downplay prejudice examples. Parents with high levels were more confident non-verbally and had less hesitation when talking to their children or seeing examples of racism. The study concluded that kids’ bias awareness correlated with their parents as the study went on. This study showed me that bias awareness is most likely learned rather than developed by one’s own self at an early age. Our biases as children, specifically towards race, will most likely be influenced by our guardians’ own reactions and biases to race. Children tend to have a “monkey see, monkey do” attitude when they are younger, which leads to this bias being imprinted onto them from their parents. This further proves the idea that the body is an archive. It holds feelings that are unspoken and can reveal them while also imprinting onto other bodies as well. This illuminates more on the idea of the body as an archive and the body’s adaptability.