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What is Implicit Bias? Implicit bias is an unconscious bias, one that we may not know we have. Because we may not know we have it, we might not know how it affects our every day judgment and actions. Just because we don’t see our own implicit biases doesn’t mean that they aren’t real and that others don’t see and feel them.
Do I have Implicit Bias? We all have implicit biases. It is normal and natural. It is how we are “wired”. It is how our brain helps us to quickly make sense of a complex world. It is just that sometimes these unconscious, or implicit, biases, can be different from our conscious intent and personal values. Left unchecked, the result can be harmful, even toxic, consequences.
References to research mentioned in the talk:
Does Seeing Faces of Young Black Boys Facilitate the Identification of Threatening Stimuli?, Psychologial Science, 2016, available here
The Essence of Innocence: Consequences of Dehumanizing Black Children, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 2014, available here
School Data Finds Pattern of Inequality Along Racial Lines, New York Times, March 21, 2014, available here
Bureau of Justice Statistics, Prisoners in 2012: Trends in Admissions and Releases, 1991-2012 (Dec. 2013), p. 25, available here