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Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice that Shapes What we See, Think and Do
With author Jennifer L. Eberhardt PhD

Dr. Eberhardt presents her ground-breaking and often shocking research and data on an urgent issue and demonstrates how our unconscious biases powerfully shape our behavior, leading to racial disparities from the classroom to the courtroom to the boardroom.  Refusing to shy away from the tragic consequences of prejudice, Eberhardt addresses how racial bias is not the fault of or restricted to a few “bad apples,” but present at all levels of society in media, education, and business.  Eberhardt reminds us that racial bias is a human problem—one that all people can play a role in solving.

 

BIO

 

Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt is a professor of psychology at Stanford and a recipient of a 2014 MacArthur “genius” grant. She has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and was named one of Foreign Policy’s 100 Leading Global Thinkers. She is co-founder and co-director of SPARQ, a Stanford Center that brings together researchers and practitioners to address significant social problems. To find out more about Jennifer Eberhardt please visit her website at: jennifereberhardt.com

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