by Isaac Butler
Perception Institute, the research consortium where I serve as Senior Editor, is launching a landmark series of reports on discrimination and the mind called The Science of Equality. The first in this series, published today, synthesizes hundreds of studies to demonstrate for the lay reader how implicit bias, stereotype threat and racial anxiety shape health care and education outcomes. It also (and here's the part I'm really excited by) details cutting edge empirically tested methods for reducing bias and anxiety and making education and health care more fair.
It's the first research report ever to bring together an understanding of these three concepts and include promising interventions in these sectors. We are incredibly proud of it.
I know many of you work in education. Some of you work in health care. Some of you may just be curious to see how automatic mental processes affect your decision making without your even realizing. This report is for you. Discrimination is real, but tragedies linked to race are not inevitable.
Here's a link to a PDF of the report.
I'm at isaac at perception dot org if you ever want to discuss.
Thanks for reading.