BIASED: BATTLING THE HIDDEN PREJUDICE THAT SHAPES WHAT WE SEE, THINK, AND DO
One of the world’s leading experts on racial bias, Stanford social psychologist and MacArthur “Genius” award recipient Jennifer Eberhardt, presents startling research to reveal that all people are vulnerable to racial bias, even if they are not racist. Professor Eberhardt demonstrates that even without explicit racism, our unconscious biases powerfully shape our behavior, leading to racial disparities from the classroom to the courtroom to the boardroom. Biased offers us insights into the surprising workings of the human mind and also addresses in a deeply personal way one of the central controversies and culturally powerful issues of our time: contemporary race relations and questions of criminal justice. In Biased, we hear stories from inside the criminal justice system that vividly personalize and explain today’s headlines.