How racial bias works -- and how to disrupt it | Jennifer L. Eberhardt

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How racial bias works -- and how to disrupt it | Jennifer L. Eberhardt

Thursday, 15 July

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.
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