Tuesday, September 24, 2019 from 6:30 PM to 8:50 PM EDT
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“Biased” - Challenging Racism: Continued - Book Club 


Challenging Racism: Continued - Book Club is reading Biased by Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt. You can find it at the library or in most bookstores.

Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do
Challenging Racism: Continued - Book Club
Tuesday, September 24, 2019

6:30 - 7:00 pm  Gathering and Sign In
7:00 - 8:50 pm  Discussion     

Please note, we have to finish at 8:50 pm so we can leave by 9:00 pm. 

Discussion Leaders:

  • Gail Perry
  • Ariadne Goerke

Challenging Racism: Continued - Book Club

Biased by Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt

From one of the world's leading experts on unconscious racial bias, a personal examination of one of the central controversies and culturally powerful issues of our time, and its influence on contemporary race relations and criminal justice. 

You don't have to be racist to be biased. Unconscious bias can be at work without our realizing it, and even when we genuinely wish to treat all people equally, ingrained stereotypes can infect our visual perception, attention, memory, and behavior. This has an impact on education, employment, housing, and criminal justice. In Biased, with a perspective that is at once scientific, investigative, and informed by personal experience, Jennifer Eberhardt offers us insights into the dilemma and a pathforward. 

Eberhardt works extensively as a consultant to law enforcement and as a psychologist at the forefront of this new field. Her research takes place in courtrooms and boardrooms, in prisons, on the street, and in classrooms and coffee shops. She shows us the subtle--and sometimes dramatic--daily repercussions of implicit bias in how teachers grade students, or managers deal with customers. It has an enormous impact on the conduct of criminal justice, from the rapid decisions police officers have to make to sentencing practices in court.

Eberhardt's work and her book are both influenced by her own life, and the personal stories she shares emphasize the need for change. She has helped companies that include Airbnb and Nextdoor address bias in their business practices and has led anti-bias initiatives for police departments across the country. Here, she offers practical suggestions for reform and new practices that are useful for organizations as well as individuals.

Unblinking about the tragic consequences of prejudice, Eberhardt addresses how racial bias is not the fault of nor restricted to a few "bad apples" but is present at all levels of society in media, education, and business. The good news is that we are not hopelessly doomed by our innate prejudices. In Biased, Eberhardt reminds us that racial bias is a human problem--one all people can play a role in solving.


"Groundbreaking." — Bryan Stevenson, New York Times bestselling author of Just Mercy

"Jennifer Eberhardt’s work is essential to helping us understand racial inequalities in our country and around the world." — Michelle Alexander, author of New York Times bestseller The New Jim Crow 

A fascinating new book… [Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt is] a genius.” – Trevor Noah, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

“Poignant….important and illuminating.” – The New York Times Book Review

“This book should be required reading for everyone.” – Robin DiAngelo, author of White Fragility

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Challenging Racism: Continued Mission

Strengthen our connection to each other, stay in conversation, continue our learning, practice our skills, and engage the community to challenge racism wherever we encounter it. Want to help make all this possible? Email continued@challengingracism.org