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Preventing Racial Bias in the Classroom: What One Researcher Hopes to Learn

Doris Chang, Director of Clinical Training and Assistant Professor of Psychology at the New School for Social Research, describes a Mindfulness-Based Critical Consciousness Training (MBCC-T) for teachers she is piloting, which “will combine training in mindfulness and culturally-responsive pedagogy with…

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Implicit Bias and American History

Chernoh Sesay Jr. illustrates how applying the social psychology concept of implicit bias to “historical studies of race, human bondage, and post-slavery, might . . . open new revelations and pose new remedies for the issue of race in the…

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A Dangerous Distortion of our Families: Representations of Families, by Race, in News and Opinion Media

Dr. Travis L. Dixon, Professor of Communication and the Communication Alumni Professorial Scholar University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is the author of a report for the Color of Change, the national civil rights organization.  “The study analyzed relevant stories published…

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How to combat racial bias: Start in childhood

Gail Heyman, Professor of Psychology at the University of California, San Diego, reports on research on reducing implicit race bias in very young children.  She is not optimistic about preventing these biases from becoming permanent any more than changing those…

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I Was a Racist Teacher and I Didn’t Even Know It

In time for the beginning of a new school year, Laurie Calvert describes training that helped her see herself more objectively and the racist attitudes and behaviors she brought into her classroom.  To read more, click here.

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