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Here’s the Big Problem With Implicit Bias Training

Racial injustice isn’t mostly about subconscious impulses — the problem is structural and requires a systemic response

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Several years ago, when research about implicit bias — also known as unconscious bias — started to enter discussions about racism and how to undo it, I remember thinking three things.




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Tim Wise

Tim Wise

Anti-racism educator and author of 9 books, including White Like Me and, most recently, Dispatches from the Race War (City Lights, December 2020)

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