Unconscious bias in action

Would you dislike someone just because they’re from the Forest of Dean?

by Stephen Jones

I’m sitting in the Putney branch of Pret a Manger when I overhear a strange conversation.  

“I don’t like the girl they’ve gone with…”, the woman sharing my table grumbles into a phone. My ears prick as I pretend to attend to my Americano.

“She has the same qualifications as me, but… she’s from the Forest of Dean.”

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