PROJECT 38: How implicit bias can lead to bad decisions

Discussions around unconscious or implicit bias have become more common in the months since the killing of George Floyd, and President Trump’s recent executive order banning certain kinds of bias and discrimination training are a pushback against the notion that unconscious bias even exists.

In this episode of Project 38, diversity and inclusion expert Minal Bopaiah tells Editor Nick Wakeman what exactly is implicit bias and how it impacts businesses and decision making.

There are no easy answers. But as Bopaiah explains, our biases shape our behaviors and our technology in ways we might not imagine. So too, there are ways to mitigate the impact.

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Reader Comments

Thu, Oct 29, 2020 Ulrike Currently Italy

I recently read a book called "a Language of Healing For a Polarized Nation" which also discussed this matter and instilled grounds of Healthy conversation on the matter.

Wed, Oct 28, 2020 Chris Morin US

Minal Bopaiah is really informative. I learned a lot from her session. She is really adept at concisely explaining Unconscious Bias concepts in a way that everyone can understand.

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