UNDERSTANDING IMPLICIT RACIAL BIAS 

 IMPLICIT RACIAL BIAS CRASH COURSE: 5 RESOURCES TO GET YOU UP TO SPEED 

New to the idea of implicit bias? These articles and videos will tell you everything you need to know in less than an hour. 

Understanding the Racial Bias You Didn’t Know You Had, Vox.com

This short primer by Vox’s Jenee Desmond-Harris is the perfect read to prepare you to take the Implicit Association Test and begin the process of examining your own racial biases. In it, Harris discusses what implicit bias is, how it affects the way we think about race, and what scientists have found about getting rid of racial bias.

The Science of Why Cops Shoot Young Black Men, Mother Jones

Starting with his own experience with the racial Implicit Association Test, reporter Chris Mooney takes an in-depth look at the brain science behind implicit racial bias and what it means for policing. Definitely a worthwhile read.

How the Implicit Association Test Measures Racial Bias (VIDEO), Serious Science

In this video, Mahzarin R. Banaji, co-author of Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People and one of the creators of the Race Implicit Association Test, breaks down how the test works and what it means if it says you’re biased.

White America’s Racial Illiteracy: Why Our National Conversation is Poisoned from the Start, Good Men Project

This insightful piece by Dr. Robin DiAngelo, whose research focuses on Whiteness Studies and Critical Discourse Analysis (yes, that’s a real thing), explains why White people are reluctant to talk about race and what they can do to help our country move closer to its egalitarian ideals. Read this and you’ll quickly understand why Dr. DiAngelo has become one our favorite White allies. 

Black-on-Black Racism and the Hazards of Implicit Bias, The Atlantic

Shocked at his own Implicit Association Test results, writer Theodore Johnson examines why he -- and nearly half of all other Black people who take the test -- turn out to be biased against people of their own color. Very good read for understanding how media and cultural images give rise to racial bias.

 


 

 MORE RESOURCES 

IMPLICIT BIAS AND SYSTEMIC RACISM 

 THE LATEST RESEARCH 

State of the Science: Implicit Bias Review 2015 , Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity

Now in its third year, the Kirwan Institute’s annual Implicit Bias Review is the authority on current trends in public discourse and research on implicit racial bias. The 2015 issue highlights new literature on implicit bias in criminal justice, education, healthcare, housing and employment, as well as the latest ideas for debiasing. A must-read for anyone who is serious about checking their bias.

 DISCRIMINATORY INTENT VS. DISCRIMINATORY IMPACT 

“The law has not kept pace with the brain science.” (VIDEO), MSNBC

In this two-minute video, Center for Social Inclusion co-founder Maya Wiley perfectly explains how current laws and policies fall short when it comes to protecting people of color from the discriminatory impact of hidden racial biases.

The Intent Standard, Equal Justice Society

A quick and easy-to-digest primer on what the legal standard of discriminatory intent is and why it’s problematic.

 IMPLICIT BIAS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE 

Implicit Bias in the Courtroom, UCLA Law Review

The Impact of Implicit Bias on Prosecutorial Discretion, Seattle Law Review

12 Key Highlights from the DOJ’s Scathing Ferguson Report, Washington Post

Black Boys Viewed as Older, Less Innocent Than Whites, Study Finds, American Psychological Association 

 IMPLICIT BIAS IN EDUCATION 

The Science of Equality, Vol 1: Addressing Implicit Bias, Racial Anxiety and Stereotype Threat in Education and Healthcare, Perception Institute

Teachers of All Races are More Likely to Punish Black Students, Huffington Post

My son has been suspended five times. He’s 3. Washington Post

School Closings are Shutting the Door on Students of Color, ThinkProgress

Teachers Undo Personal Biases to Help Students of Color Engage, Colorado Public Radio 

 IMPLICIT BIAS IN EMPLOYMENT 

Are Emily and Greg More Employable than Lakisha and Jamal? A Field Experiment on Labor Market Discrimination, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Department of Economics

Obstacles Facing African Americans in the Workplace, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

2013 Implicit Bias Review, Chapter 4: Employment, Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity 

 IMPLICIT BIAS IN HEALTHCARE 

The Color of Healthcare: Diagnosing Bias in Doctors, Washington Post

Unconscious (Implicit) Bias and Health Disparities: Where Do We Go from Here?, National Institutes of Health

The Science of Equality, Vol 1: Addressing Implicit Bias, Racial Anxiety and Stereotype Threat in Education and Healthcare, Perception Institute 

 IMPLICIT BIAS IN HOUSING 

Housing Discrimination Against Racial and Ethnic Minorities, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

The Dramatic Racial Bias of Subprime Lending During the Housing Boom, City Lab

2013 Implicit Bias Review, Chapter 5: Housing, Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity

 

DEBIASING: HOW TO GET RID OF IMPLICIT BIAS

Many of the resources above discuss debiasing. We’ve re-listed the most helpful here and included a few others.

Understanding the Racial Bias You Didn’t Know You Had, Vox.com

The Science of Why Cops Shoot Young Black Men, Mother Jones

Long Term Reduction in Implicit Bias: A Prejudice Habit-Breaking Intervention, Journal of Experimental Social Sciences

Getting Rid of Your Inner George Zimmerman, Of Means and Ends

Awareness Reduces Racial Bias, Brookings Institute


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