Over the past few years, more and more research has shown how racial bias impacts our world, from how teachers discipline students to how engineers create new technologies to how doctors diagnose patients.
In this second season of Glad You Asked, across five episodes, we’ll be exploring how racial injustice impacts everything from education to housing. But first, in order to better understand these systems, we need to examine our own biases and the role they play.
In this first episode, we explore three crucial questions: How do we measure our own biases? How do those biases relate to racism as a whole? And, most importantly, what can we do about it?
What we find is that though systemic racial injustice is bigger than any of us individually, that doesn’t let us as individuals off the hook.
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- A Perilous Path: Talking Race, Inequality, and the Law by Sherrilyn Ifill, Loretta Lynch, Bryan Stevenson, and Anthony C. Thompson
- “Implicit Bias in the Courtroom,” UCLA Law Review
- Kennedy Mitchum on the definition of racism, MSNBC
- Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong (and related interview)
- “How US Schools Punish Black Kids,” Vox
- “The Evolution of Racism,” the Atlantic
- “Stepping Up to the Challenge of Leadership on Race,” Hofstra Law Review
- “The Long History of Anti-Asian Hate in America, Explained,” Vox