Bias-free communication is speech or writing that attempts to include people of all ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, religious affiliations, abilities, and ages by communicating in a way that makes no assumptions about the receiver of such communication.[1][2][3]

An important part of communicating in a bias-free manner is by making sure you are engaging in meaningful conversations, using bias-free language. The writer's word choice is vital in terms of effectively communicating in ways that do not offend the receiver. According to Locker, "Bias-free language is language that is sensitive to people's sex, race, age, physical condition and many other categories. Bias-free language does not discriminate and therefore includes all readers in a fair and friendly manner."[4]

See also


  1. ^ "Bias-Free Communication: Guidelines for Communicating in a Diverse Community". Michigan State University. Archived from the original on October 26, 2015. Retrieved October 19, 2015.
  2. ^ "Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition American Psychological Association". Retrieved October 19, 2015.
  3. ^ "APA Style". Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. Archived from the original on March 27, 2013. Retrieved October 19, 2015.
  4. ^ "Bias-free Language" (PDF).