Unconscious bias: Bridging the gap between awareness and action

A couple weeks ago on a car trip back from New York my husband and I were listening to a Hidden Brain episode on unconscious bias. The episode was fantastic — per usual — and concluded, realistically, messily, that although training programs are being developed to teach people about unconscious bias, there’s not much evidence to support that simply knowing about your bias will change your behavior. Despite honest intentions, we’re probably closer to a placebo than a panacea.

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