This Tool is Designed to Point Out and Remedy Unconscious Prejudices

By: Katherine Pendrill - Sep 15, 2015
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'Rehumanize' is a Google Chrome extension that points out and fixes unconscious prejudices. Although we may not be aware of it, language can be used to marginalize the plight of displaced populations. These terms can reduce empathy and ultimately make people less willing to help in the wake of a crisis.

Rehumanize helps to combat prejudicial language by replacing offensive terms. The online tool operates as a Google Chrome extension that will replace words such as 'refugee' or 'immigrant' with 'human.' The idea is to change the context of the discussion by pointing out that displaced individuals are still humans. Beyond simply encouraging ordinary citizens to lend a helping hand, the tool also aims to impact lawmakers as well.

The online tool ultimately helps to point out unconscious prejudices and causes us to think about the way we talk about certain issues.