"Poignant....important and illuminating."—The New York Times Book Review
"Groundbreaking."—Bryan Stevenson, New York Times bestselling author of Just Mercy
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.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Biased lands like a brick thrown through the window of our comfortable delusions. Its author, Jennifer Eberhardt, is one of the world’s foremost experts on implicit bias, making her perfectly positioned to deliver this careful-but-scorching treatise on subconscious racist prejudice. Eberhardt walks us through where stereotypes come from, how they work, and the ways in which they’re strengthened by the disparities they create. Mingling personal experience and eye-opening scientific research, she helps us see the insidious workings of implicit racism in our own minds—and emphasizes that honesty and self-reflection are essential to change.
Very captivating, well written novel. I’m glad I stumbled upon it and have already recommended it to friends and loved ones.
A book that helps us face the injustice of this world, and to see through it to our humanity and hope. Scientific, realistic, heuristic. Beautifully written and thought
Great, Insightful Read
Incredible timely. Great read for anyone looking to better uncover both the social and scientific roots of prejudice.