Implicit Bias

We’re pleased to welcome you to our Implicit Bias Toolkit!

Included below are links to helpful tools and resources for health centers, school administration and staff, parents, and even youth to learn more and educate themselves and others on the topics of implicit bias and racism.

The term ‘implicit bias’ refers to subconscious thoughts and feelings of bias, whether it be aversion or partiality, which make us see or treat a person or group of people differently. Maybe it doesn’t occur as outward bigotry but as subliminal discrimination. When compounded by exposure to cultural stereotypes and prejudice, this bias leads a population to unwittingly facilitate structural and systemic racism in mainstream culture. The most dangerous thing about implicit bias though is that because it is a largely subconscious feeling for an individual. The person often does identify the bias in themselves and therefore does not attempt to correct it. So, what is the solution?

Much research has been done to examine implicit bias and determine what can be done to reverse and disrupt it in the minds of those affected. Thankfully, through education and examination of the issue, change can be achieved. Equally important, implicit bias can be prevented with early intervention among children as well. The resources below are important and useful tools to discuss how implicit bias, racism, and privilege work together to create systemic inequity and hopefully can inspire an enlightened viewpoint for those affected moving forward.

Our goal is to ensure that this toolkit as an ever-growing resource for everyone! So, if you have any suggestions for resources that should be added to (or removed from) the Implicit Bias toolkit, please send a message to Robin Turner at rturner@scha-mi.org.

“Every human as four endowments – self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom…the power to choose, to respond, to change” – Steven Covey

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