In this interactive lesson, students explore the extent to which society (and they themselves) may discriminate based on factors they’re not even aware of, implicit biases. Why haven't laws been enough to eliminate discrimination? After all, most Americans oppose explicit discrimination based on race, nationality, gender, or religion. American ideals of equal opportunity are enshrined in the U.S. Constitution and reinforced by laws like the Civil Rights Act and Title IX. Yet, women and minorities continue to experience inequity in employment, political representation, housing, law enforcement, and education. Why?
One part of the answer is implicit bias. In this lesson you’ll learn what implicit bias is, how it influences your own thinking, and how its impact can be minimized.
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