To be biased, of course, means, among other things, to be socially typed, to have a social perspective from which it is necessary to view experience.
—John Dollard, Caste and Class in a Southern Town (1937)
Questions that linger:
- Is bias essentially social?
- Is bias a perspective?
- Is the perspective by which experience is interpreted (or “viewed”) essentially social?
- Can anything be said, in a human language, without bias?