Age Group:Ages 19+ (Adults)
Dr. Jennifer L. Eberhardt, award-winning social psychologist, discusses her book Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice that Shapes What We See, Think, and Do.
From one of the world’s leading experts on unconscious racial bias come stories, science, and strategies to address one of the central controversies of our time.
How do we talk about bias? How do we address racial disparities and inequities? What role do our institutions play in creating, maintaining, and magnifying those inequities? What role do we play? With a perspective that is at once scientific, investigative, and informed by personal experience, Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt offers us the language and courage we need to face one of the biggest and most troubling issues of our time. She exposes racial bias at all levels of society—in our neighborhoods, schools, workplaces, and criminal justice system. Yet she also offers us tools to address it. Eberhardt shows us how we can be vulnerable to bias but not doomed to live under its grip. Racial bias is a problem that we all have a role to play in solving.
Dr. 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 also is co-founder and co-director of SPARQ (Social Psychological Answers to Real-World Questions), a Stanford Center that brings together researchers and practitioners to address significant social problems.
For more information on Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt, please visit prhspeakers.com.
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“This book should be required reading for everyone.”—Robin DiAngelo, author of White Fragility
“Poignant….important and illuminating.”—The New York Times Book Review
“Groundbreaking.”—Bryan Stevenson, New York Times bestselling author of Just Mercy