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Implicit Bias

Breaking Down Beliefs of Racial Hierarchy

Dr. Gail Christopher | Posted 02.05.2016 | Black Voices
Dr. Gail Christopher

Fifty years ago, the Civil Rights Movement led to a series of laws banning public discrimination. African Americans were no longer barred from certai...

Whites Only...Perhaps More Than Just at the Oscars...

Ediberto Roman | Posted 02.08.2016 | Miami
Ediberto Roman

The question then remains, how long should we wait for the commitments for redress in our boardrooms, political chambers, and Ivory towers? People of good will and awareness need to insist on change--we must continue to write, speak, and if need be scream until someone listens and then acts.

#OscarsSoWhite, Oscars So Wrong -- A Time for Solidarity

Patricia Illingworth | Posted 01.28.2016 | Impact
Patricia Illingworth

As an ethicist and avid filmgoer, I cannot help but think that, regardless of skin color, all people have a responsibility to boycott the Oscars.

New Film On Jordan Davis' Death Exposes The Truth About Racial Bias

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 11.23.2015 | Black Voices

Monday marks three years since Jordan Davis' death. For his parents Lucy McBath and Ron Davis, it has felt like an eternity. Davis, a black 17-year-ol...

Me and My Bias

Peter DiCaprio | Posted 10.26.2015 | Politics
Peter DiCaprio

I see my ability to be consciously aware of my biases as the best hope of managing them and, because of that, not acting them out in my life and, therefore, being less of an instrument of oppression in the lives of others who are impacted by me.

Police Department Bias Trainings Are More In Demand Than Ever

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 10.19.2015 | Black Voices

Lorie Fridell is an incredibly busy woman. An associate professor of criminology at the University of South Florida, Fridell is the mastermind o...

White Baby Boomers: Being Told You've Microaggressed Is a Good Thing

Anna Joseph | Posted 09.25.2015 | Politics
Anna Joseph

As white, social-justice-oriented students, one of the spaces our white privilege allows us to enter is yours, the adults who populate our world, when you voice concerns that our focus on microaggressions constitutes a bridge too far.

Fulfilling the Journalist's Creed -- Correcting Racial Distortions

Rachel Godsil | Posted 08.17.2015 | Media
Rachel Godsil

The one-year anniversary of the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO is an opportunity to reflect on the media coverage of the black men and women killed by police and others -- is it always as objective as it ought to be?

The Perils of Obesity Prejudices

Scott Kahan, M.D. | Posted 08.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Scott Kahan, M.D.

One of the most damaging aspects of obesity is the weight bias and stigma that is so pervasive in our thin-obsessed society. Although modern societi...

The Top 5 Things I Want People to Know About My Mixed Family

Brandon L. Greene | Posted 07.13.2015 | Black Voices
Brandon L. Greene

The following is based on real-life experiences with my family since the birth of my son. It goes without saying that these situations, from cultural misunderstandings to racial/ethnic insensitivity to flat-out ignorance, likely represent only the tip of the iceberg in terms of what my biracial son can expect to experience throughout his life.

How Sexism and Implicit Bias Hurt Girls and Women's Health

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 07.15.2015 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

Sometimes, the effects of sexism and implicit gender bias are difficult to show. However, in the case of women's health care, there's very little ambiguity. Women should be aware of what these problems look like, so that they can identify doctors who similarly understand them and can fairly diagnose and treat them.

As EEOC Turns 50, Addressing Bias in the Workplace

Rachel Godsil | Posted 07.01.2015 | Business
Rachel Godsil

The combination of implicit bias which can result in harsher critiques and assumptions about competence and racial anxiety can be substantial in creating significant differences in opportunities and experiences in the workplace.

Why It's Time To Stop Calling Me Honey And Patting Me On The Head

Kristen Lee Costa | Posted 11.08.2015 | HuffPost Home
Kristen Lee Costa

There's no such thing as an unbiased person. Just ask researchers Greenwald and Banaji, authors of Blindspot, and their colleagues at Project Implicit. They've discovered that-because of a lifetime of conditioning by social institutions like the media, church and schools-we harbor unconscious biases that influence our judgments about people's character, ability and potential.

Implicit Bias at the Root of Brutality Epidemic

Ediberto Roman | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics
Ediberto Roman

What is at the root of our police brutality problem is virtually the same with the rest of society, but which neither police nor the rest of society is willing to accept--the power and influence of implicit bias.

Here's A Trick That May Help People Become Less Racist & Sexist

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 05.31.2015 | Science

Scientists have long known that sleep boosts the brain, helping us consolidate memories and learn new things. Now, a provocative new study shows i...

5 Steps to Understanding Racial Bias

John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D. | Posted 05.27.2015 | Impact
John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D.

Whether in business or personal life, racial bias separates people from their possibilities, organizations from the causes of equality and justice, and society from the benefits of true inclusion. It is incumbent upon each of us to eliminate racial bias where we find it.

In Fatal Police Encounters, Cops' Fear Is Killing Black People

Joshua Adams | Posted 05.27.2015 | Black Voices
Joshua Adams

We tend to inflate the level of threat when we are afraid in highly tense situations. But the problem is intensified because Blackness, in and of itself, is seen as a weapon. What is it about Blackness that makes "good" and "normal" people so terrified?

Teachers Of All Races Are More Likely To Punish Black Students

Jeremy Adam Smith, Greater Good | Posted 05.27.2015 | Black Voices

Two students. One is black and the other is white. On Tuesday, they both refuse to complete the math worksheet. On Wednesday, neither will stop talkin...

White Privilege and the Deadly Effect of Silence

Linda Louden | Posted 05.11.2015 | Impact
Linda Louden

Instead of choosing silence, we need to stay in the conversation and get even more vulnerable. We need to choose to tolerate our fear and discomfort, and hang in there with the ambiguity of not knowing what to do next. We need to choose to own our ignorance and mistakes.

Mindfulness in Policing

Sarah Sayeed, Ph.D. | Posted 06.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Sarah Sayeed, Ph.D.

Incidents of police violence and discrimination against people of color evoke our raw emotions -- pain, frustration, fear, hopelessness and anger. Sometimes our emotions overwhelm us. But they can also help energize us and fuel our work for social change.

Really? This Is How High Achievement Is Greeted?

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 06.18.2015 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

I asked the kids how people they meet explain Elmont Memorial High School's high academic achievement, and they said, in one voice, "They think we're cheating." One student said, using words I would have hoped would never be used by a young person, "I feel we have to work harder and do better than other students just to get the same respect, because we're African-American."

The Oklahoma University Fraternity Incident Reminds Us of What Is Racist?

Ediberto Roman | Posted 05.16.2015 | Black Voices
Ediberto Roman

Race issues and discussions cannot be reserved for the moments in time when they are deemed relevant to the decision-makers of our news headlines -- we must do more, we must own the language and the conversation.

Is Post-Racialism an Implicit Bias?

Deborah N. Archer | Posted 05.15.2015 | Black Voices
Deborah N. Archer

The war against racism is not yet won. What links all of these incidents, spanning almost a decade, is that they are manifestations of racial bias. Not necessarily intentional bias, but bias nonetheless: implicit bias. Despite growing awareness of the role of implicit bias, we continue to ignore a critical implicit bias: post-racialism.

A Blueprint for Local Police Reform to Improve Legitimacy

Tara Lai Quinlan | Posted 02.21.2015 | Crime
Tara Lai Quinlan

While we certainly don't have all the answers, it's time to start talking about and funding constructive ways to reform policing to quell anger by improving legitimacy and community relations.

There Is Nothing Casual About Prejudice: The Popular Podcast 'Serial' and the Notion of Implicit Bias

Anita Sinha | Posted 02.12.2015 | Politics
Anita Sinha

The racial and cultural identities of the protagonists have prompted some to criticize Sarah Koenig for not grasping many aspects of this narrative. While I agree with this analysis, I did not think it ultimately compromised Koenig's role as an effective storyteller. That is, until I heard Episode 10.