Implicit bias is when we have attitudes towards people or associate stereotypes with them without our conscious knowledge. The first step to changing the biases we hold is to become aware that we have them. The resources below will help begin, or deepen, your awareness. Please be patient with yourself–it’s completely normal for feelings to come up.
Other helpful videos on implicit bias: 4 Steps for Busting Unconscious Bias, We all have implicit biases. So what can we do about it?, Implicit Bias — how it effects us and how we push through
Implicit Association Test
The Implicit Association Test (IAT) measures attitudes and beliefs that people may be unwilling or unable to report. The IAT may be especially interesting if it shows that you have an implicit attitude that you did not know about. Take a test to learn more about your automatic associations.
Implicit bias and racism
Implicit bias and racism are not the same thing but they are related. One can have implicit bias toward any group of people. Racism occurs when a bias is developed toward a group of people based on their race. All people hold some amount of bias toward others. The same is true for racism–all people hold some racist ideas–conscious or unconsciously.
Videos on racial bias and racism
Books on race and racism
- How to be an Antiracist, Ibram X. Kendi
- Me and White Supremacy, Layla F. Saad
- Hood Feminism, Mikki Kendall
- White Fragility, Robin Diangelo
- Citizen: An American Lyrics, Claudia Rankine
- The New Jim Crow, Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, Michelle Alexander
- Heavy, Kiese Laymon
- Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves
- Makes Me Wanna Holler: A Young Black Man in America, Nathan McCall
- 1619 – The Fight for True Democracy
- Codeswitch – A Decade of Watching Black People Die
- Still Processing – Kaepernick
- The Daily – Systems That Protect the Police
- The Ezra Klein Show – 6/8/2020 Episode