Diversity and Inclusion

By addressing hidden bias and microinequities, we can bring these issues, which are by nature concealed or veiled, to the forefront. Once these issues are voiced, they can be appropriately and fully addressed. This will have a significant impact on the success of our campus diversity and inclusion initiatives.


Implicit Bias: Peanut Butter, Jelly and Racism

What is implicit bias? NYT/POV's Saleem Reshamwala unscrews the lid on the unfair effects of our subconscious.


Diversity: Skills for Collaboration

Diversity becomes an issue when companies grow, shrink, move, vary operations, or survive long enough for the world to change.


The Implicit-Association Test

Designed to detect a person's automatic association between mental representations of concepts in memory.

Videos

The Hidden Prejudice - Scientific American Frontiers

Scientific American Frontiers Host, Alan Alda, speaks with Dr. Mahzarin R. Banaji (Harvard University) and Dr. Brian Nosek (University of Virginia) on how the subconscious mind can influence decision making. They discuss several experiments that use the "Implicit Association Test" (IAT) to reveal hidden gender and racial biases.

Managing Unconscious Bias

Facebook believes that understanding and managing unconscious bias can help them to build a stronger, more diverse and inclusive organization. These videos are designed to help everyone recognize their biases so we can reduce their negative effects in the workplace.

What does my headscarf mean to you?

Unconscious bias is a prevalent factor driving culture, causing us all to make assumptions based on our own upbringings and influences. In this funny, honest talk, Yassmin Abdel-Magied uses a surprising way to challenge us all to look beyond our initial perceptions.

Online Courses

Diversity on the Job

Without diversity in the workplace, organizations run the risk of becoming monocultural and only viewing things from a very limited perspective. These courses and resources focus on how to leverage the diversity that exists within an organization.

Unconscious Bias

Though it's rooted in human nature, it's important to understand what unconscious bias is in order to overcome it and build strong, diverse teams. In this series of courses, you'll learn about the different kinds of unconscious bias and how to recognize them in action.

Unconscious Bias (Microsoft eLesson)

In this course, you'll deepen your understanding of unconscious biases, how they influence behavior, and how they impact us all. You'll also learn numerous actions you can take to help counter bias in your own work environment.

Recommended Books (Available at no cost through interlibrary loan.)

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Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People

In Blindspot, the authors reveal hidden biases based on their experience with the Implicit Association Test, a method that has revolutionized the way scientists learn about the human mind and that gives us a glimpse into what lies within the metaphoric blindspot.

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Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking

Blink is a book about how we think without thinking, about choices that seem to be made in an instant-in the blink of an eye-that actually aren't as simple as they seem. How do our brains really work-in the office and in the classroom?

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Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do (Issues of Our Time)

Claude M. Steele, who has been called "one of the few great social psychologists," offers a vivid first-person account of the research that supports his groundbreaking conclusions on stereotypes and identity. He lays out a plan for mitigating "stereotype threats" and reshaping American identities.

eBooks (Available at no cost through Skillsoft)

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Everyday Bias: Identifying and Navigating Unconscious Judgments in Our Daily Lives

Incorporating anecdotes from today's headlines and case studies, this book help readers understand how unconscious bias impacts our day-to-day lives and particularly our daily work lives.

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The Inclusion Dividend: Why Investing in Diversity & Inclusion Pays Off

Providing framework to tap the bottom line impact that results from an inclusive culture, this book presents straightforward advice on how to achieve the kind of meritocracy that will result in a tangible dividend and move companies ahead of the competition.

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Diversity at Work: The Practice of Inclusion

Outlining the key issues involved in framing, designing, and implementing inclusion initiatives for organizations and groups, this book shows how to apply the practices of inclusion and provides a unified model by employing diverse voices to address a range of related topics in multiple contexts.

Articles

A fix for gender bias in health care?

In health care, gender disparities are especially pernicious. It's not clear what causes these differences. While situational factors and variations among patients may explain some of them, broad gender differences in treatment protocols that play out across large numbers of patients suggest a systemic bias.

Does unconscious bias affect higher ed hiring?

We are constantly making decisions that are influenced by unconscious biases. This is a serious problem not only because we are talking about social injustice or even illegal actions, but also because we need a diverse work and study environment capable of producing better solutions to the problems we face every day.

Breaking Bias Updated: The Seeds ModelTM

The central challenge in removing bias from decisions is that most biases operate unconsciously. In this paper, the authors propose an alternative solution to mitigating bias, derived from a brain-based perspective. The paper identifies the processes that can interrupt and redirect unconsciously biased thinking.