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Implicit Bias

Fight Your Own Bias With These Three Tips

Anne Loehr | Posted 01.26.2017 | Impact
Anne Loehr

“No, not her!” I thought to myself.What I needed was a massage and my regular massage therapist wasn’t working. I couldn’t believe I got stuck...

Trump, Implicit Bias, And The Dream Of Racial Progress

Gregory Mengel | Posted 01.12.2017 | Politics
Gregory Mengel

Only eight short years ago, the United States elected its first Black president, and lo, the end of racism was heralded across the land.

Our Best Education Articles of 2016

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 01.03.2017 | Education
Greater Good Science Center

By Jeremy Adam Smith It was a great year for the Greater Good Science Center's Education program. Hundreds of teachers attended our annual Summer Ins...

Four Ways Teachers Can Reduce Implicit Bias

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 12.22.2016 | Education
Greater Good Science Center

By Jill Suttie A friend of mine recently told me about an incident involving students at Berkeley High School. On the first day of classes, African-...

We Are All Eagles: Combating Implicit Bias in Schools with Belief, Hope and Confidence

Eric Cooper | Posted 11.02.2016 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

I was assigned to be a part of the Blackbirds. I remember it like it was yesterday even though it happened many decades ago, at my neighborhood eleme...

Don't Be Biased Against Bias

David Rock | Posted 10.26.2016 | Healthy Living
David Rock

By Dr. David Rock, Dr. Heidi Grant Halvorson, and Camille Inge. “I think implicit bias is a problem for everyone, not just police,” said Hillary C...

Implicit Bias In The Presidential Debate

John A. Powell | Posted 09.28.2016 | Politics
John A. Powell

"Implicit" bias refers to associations that are not fully conscious. We could not survive if all our decisions were completely subject to the conscious mind. Because the mind processes so much information, the brain has evolved to look for short cuts.

Guarding Against Damaging Implicit Racial Bias -- Even In Our Preschools

Eric Cooper | Posted 09.29.2016 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

We should be nurturing our youngest members of society, not harshly punishing them.

Moral Outrage Over Clinton Is About Gender, Not Deceit

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 09.28.2016 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

Today is post-debate Fact-Checking Day, which follows a recent media focus on the fact that Donald Trump is a shameless and inveterate liar. Within th...

Terence Crutcher's Murder: This Is Not About Implicit Bias

Jennifer Saul | Posted 09.27.2016 | Politics
Jennifer Saul

Unfortunately, we also know that shooting unarmed people of colour who have done nothing wrong is common. And that it neither ends your career nor sends you to jail. This is the problem that we need to address.

Confronting Implicit Bias In Sports, On The Streets And In Our Schools

Eric Cooper | Posted 08.22.2016 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

What we believe about a person -- or a group of people -- translates into how we act toward them. That translation of beliefs into actions is pervasive in our society and it is dangerous.

Why Trump Can Win

DeAngelo Bester | Posted 08.18.2016 | Black Voices
DeAngelo Bester

Unlike most politicians who try to soften their tone to appeal to a broader base, Trump doubled-down on what made him appealing to voters.

How To Stop The Racist In You

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 08.05.2016 | Science
Greater Good Science Center

There are many fronts in the campaign against bias, both implicit and explicit, but they all have one thing in common: us. We are all potentially part of the problem--and we can all become a part of the solution.

Policing Human Biases

Krishna Pendyala | Posted 07.26.2016 | Impact
Krishna Pendyala

It seems that every day, we wake up to another headline about police violence or tense race relations in our country. There is constantly another shoo...

The Real Reason White People Say 'All Lives Matter'

John Halstead | Posted 07.28.2016 | Religion
John Halstead

Dear fellow white people, let's have an honest talk about why we say "All Lives Matter." First of all, notice that no one was saying "All Lives Matter" before people started saying "Black Lives Matter." Apparently, something about the statement "Black Lives Matter" makes us uncomfortable. Why is that?

The Sugarcoated Language Of White Fragility

Anna Kegler | Posted 07.25.2016 | Impact
Anna Kegler

For a while now, I've been thinking about how terms like "white privilege," "inclusion" and "unconscious bias" all sound just... too nice. Don't they seem a little on the pleasant side for words used to address a system of racist oppression?

Letter to America: Achieving Racial Justice Is A Job For All Of Us

Kati Haycock | Posted 07.19.2016 | Education
Kati Haycock

The work of achieving the America we dream of should not be the work of one group or another but all of us who call this country home. And we the people -- Black, Brown, White -- must not rest until all can claim that dream. And bring it to powerful, just fruition.

Justice Department Agents To Receive Mandatory 'Implicit Bias' Training

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 06.28.2016 | Politics

The U.S. Justice Department announced on Monday that more than 33,000 federal agents and prosecutors will receive training aimed at preventing unconsc...

Does Your University Reinforce Harmful Notions Of Race?

Sheena C. Howard | Posted 05.03.2016 | College
Sheena C. Howard

I believe and I want universities to be places that lead the corrective practices and implementation of culturally competent spaces into the 21st century, not places that exacerbate and perpetuate racial inequality. I believe it can be done. It needs to be done.

The Bigotry Within

Wasique Mirza | Posted 04.19.2016 | Politics
Wasique  Mirza

Of all the vices, harbored within the myriad of human obsessions, bigotry has always found its place with love, hate and vengeance among the very top.

The Challenges Hillary Clinton and I Face Every Day

Chandralekha Singh | Posted 04.18.2016 | Politics
Chandralekha Singh

I am a successful physicist -- ambitious, passionate about my work, with an excellent academic pedigree at top institutions. And yet because I am a woman, I have faced hurdles that no male with my credentials must face.

Student Protests Reveal a Systemic Disease

Tehreem Rehman | Posted 04.18.2016 | Impact
Tehreem Rehman

Meet two medical students, John and Micaela: John is a white man. Micaela is a Latina woman. During orientation, classmates ask John where he is...

Take This Test to See How Biased You Are Against Having a Woman as President

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 04.05.2016 | Politics
Soraya Chemaly

There are legitimate reasons for not supporting Hillary Clinton, but they are, almost inevitably, only partially complete. She pays a very high price, as a candidate, for her lady genes.

ABA President Paulette Brown: The Voice for Justice

Dr. Artika R. Tyner | Posted 03.16.2016 | Black Voices
Dr. Artika R. Tyner

After multiple urinal related altercations in restrooms across the U.S. and parts of Canada, the National Society for Bathroom Etiquette released the following list of things not to say to the person standing next to you.

Implicit Bias Training for Police May Help, but It's Not Enough

Destiny Peery | Posted 03.14.2016 | Politics
Destiny Peery

If we're not confronting the ways that police culture or the criminal justice system or media representations are biased against certain groups, awareness of implicit biases will do little to prevent racial bias in policing or society more broadly.