The Psychology of racial bias and stereotyping


Guests: Stacey Sinclair, Jack Glaser

What does it mean to be a racist? Go online and you can take an implicit bias test to find out – even the most well-intentioned among us might be surprised at the results. So where do are unconscious beliefs and biases toward other racial and ethnic groups come from and how can they be changed? In this hour, we look at the psychology of racism and stereotypes with two researchers to find out how these ideas persist. STACEY SINCLAIR is an associate professor of psychology & African American Studies at Princeton University and JACK GLASER is an associate professor and associate dean at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California-Berkeley and the author of the new book, Suspect Race: Causes and consequences of Racial Profiling.

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