Monday, June 22, 2020

Required watching for those who are racially biased - meaning me, you, and everyone else.

In the title I say that because racial bias is implicit, that is unconscious, and pretty much universal. Thus we all have a lot to learn from this TED Talk by a Stanford University professor whose research area is racial bias and what to do about it.

How racial bias works — and how to disrupt it.

Our brains create categories to make sense of the world, recognize patterns and make quick decisions. But this ability to categorize also exacts a heavy toll in the form of unconscious bias. In this powerful talk, psychologist Jennifer L. Eberhardt explores how our biases unfairly target Black people at all levels of society – from schools and social media to policing and criminal justice – and discusses how creating points of friction can help us actively interrupt and address this troubling problem.

This talk was presented at an official TED conference, and was featured by our editors on the home page.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Jennifer L. Eberhardt · Professor, author
A social psychologist at Stanford University, Jennifer L. Eberhardt conducts research on race and inequality.

MORE RESOURCES
Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do
Jennifer L. Eberhardt
Penguin Books (2019)

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