an·​ti·​bi·​as | \ ˌan-tē-ˈbī-əs, ˌan-ˌtī- How to pronounce antibias (audio) \

Definition of antibias

: opposing or prohibiting unfair discrimination against people based on race, religion, etc. : preventing or counteracting bias (as in hiring practices) racial antibias laws

Examples of antibias in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On Tuesday—more than six weeks after the arrest of two black patrons who tried to use the restroom without purchasing anything at a Starbucks in Philadelphia—the company held a nationwide closure of its stores for an afternoon of antibias training. John D. Stoll, WSJ, "Starbucks’s Big-Bang Approach to Crisis Management," 31 May 2018 Those included companywide antibias training, a commitment to diversity in the corporate office, a public apology, a permanent end to the receipt-checking policy, and a $15 hourly minimum wage at the store. Samantha Melamed,, "Why Philly men who say Lowe's racially profiled them are urging a boycott," 7 July 2018 An additional 5,000-plus stores operated by licensees will receive the antibias training materials later. Julie Jargon, WSJ, "Starbucks Lacks Clear Guidance for Employees on Nonpaying Customers," 22 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of antibias

1945, in the meaning defined above

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“Antibias.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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