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According to Bevan (2020) biased language is considered offensive or demeaning language where an individual has certain prejudices about a person. They make subjective judgements of others based on their own stereotypical beliefs or preferences (sec. 4.1, para. 22, biased language). This way of thinking is narrowminded and it displays ignorance due to not accepting other people’s differences. Having the mindset that only your point of view is superior to other peoples’ views undermines the character of others (Ketchum, C., 2019). Not acknowledging your own bias and finding a way to sustain objective ideas about others can affect a person negatively and cause issues in your professional and personal relationships. One example of bias language I have seen in a computer-mediated interaction involves an applicant I had. She was tested to identify patient-physician communication and pharmacology by watching videos containing different scenarios or schema. She told me the patients in the video misrepresented the true definition of a heroin attic. In her eyes she views heroin attics as poor, black people, not wealthy white people. She assumed the person in the video was wealthy because they came in with their assistant and she had a designer handbag. I informed her that the demographic breakdown of people In the U.S. who are heroin attics is approximately 60% white. My knowledge was not appreciated because it was coming from a black person. That was not completely out of the norm either, I have heard other references against how an attic should look or act. This example implies that individuals can use language by speaking, writing, or used in a non-verbal
context as an abstraction to reality because they can convey meaning by constructing their own reality based on tangible things or other symbols (Bevan, 2020, sec. 4.1, para. 8). In any given interaction the language the sender conveys about their own beliefs or perceptions is reflected onto the person they are interacting with because the senders’ attitudes and beliefs are a reflection of who they are or what they represent. Language represents the way humans convey their perception of the world (Bevan, 2020, sec. 4.1, para. 1). A persons’ attitude about a topic reflects their belief or position about something. Even though it is not necessary for a person to display the same beliefs as the person they are interacting with, it is important that the sender is

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