Day 5, April 25: Implicit Bias
Today’s challenge is about implicit bias or the attitudes and stereotypes that affect someone's understanding, actions and decisions in an unconscious manner. People’s implicit biases can impact their interactions with others and they may not realize it.

It may take time to unlearn something that has been in our brains for a lifetime, but the following resources can help:
 
  • Article: Journalist and commentator Nicholas Kristof shares an understanding about how early racial bias forms in this short piece.

  • Video: Watch this five-minute conversation with psychologists about what implicit bias is and how we can work to combat its effect on decision making.


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