Is there difference between being biased and having an opinion?
I’ve initially thought bias is when one has strong opinion about certain things. However, bias is wrong whereas opinion might not be wrong. Hence being biased is when someone’s assertion is not based on facts or even goes against the ‘truth’, whereas having opinion is personal judgment that’s made through looking at different sources and facts. Also, having an opinion might be more prone to change through accepting other’s viewpoints as well, whereas being biased might be rather dogmatic and hard to alter.
Are there different types of biases?
There are different types of biases that we can easily see within the society such as cultural bias, racism, cognitive bias…etc. For cultural bias and racism, people judge other people through factors such as their culture, religion, race, and gender without resolute facts and sources that explain their actions. From these we can see that different types of biases are just change in feature that people are biased towards, with almost no basis on ‘truth’.