"Implicit bias (also referred to as unconscious bias) is the process of associating stereotypes or attitudes towards categories of people without conscious awareness - which can result in actions and decisions that are at odds with one’s intentions or explicit values. This can lead us to make biased and unfair decisions regarding who we hire for a job or select for a promotion, which classes we place students into and who we send out of the classroom for behavior infractions, and which treatment options we make available to patients." - National Equity Project
Implicit Bias: Peanut Butter, Jelly and Racism
What is implicit bias? NYT/POV’s Saleem Reshamwala unscrews the lid on the unfair effects of our subconscious.
Washington Post reporter Valerie Straus reveals findings in a government report detailing the unequal treatment of black boys in school.
To reduce implicit bias, build friendships that cross the racial divide. Sound too easy to work? Researchers beg to differ. Worst case, you have more friends.
By Kathleen Osta and Hugh Vasquez, From the National Equity Project
TEDx Talk with Verna Myers. Our biases can be dangerous, even deadly – as we’ve seen in the cases of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner, in Staten Island, New York. Diversity advocate Verna Myers looks closely at some of the subconscious attitudes we hold toward out-groups. She makes a plea to all people: Acknowledge your biases. Then move forward, not away from, the groups that make you uncomfortable. In a funny, impassioned, important talk, she shows us how.