Gift from a friend, came in today‘s mail.
Gift from a friend, came in today‘s mail.
Finished this the other day. What a powerful and well-researched read! We‘ve been doing racial equity work at my work and I decided to read some books that have to do with that topic. Dr. Eberhardt does a brilliant job of mixing personal experiences with studies to uncover how much bias is in every aspect of our lives.
#weekendreading @Andrew65 Continuing Biased and starting Gods & Kings for book club! It‘s a long weekend here for Chinese New Year, so extra reading time for me 😁 🎉🐅
This is well written which makes it‘s a pick and not a so-so. The author does really interesting work and I wished she had focused on that instead of recapping the work of others. I think this is a good place to start reading about this topic, but I am sad I bought it (I would rather the space on my shelf go to Whistling Vivaldi). 2.5/5 stars. Read to learn about unconscious bias and it‘s affects on people and society.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Although it felt slightly repetitive by the end, Eberhardt pulls from a lot of different studies to demonstrate how biases can and do manifest in all sorts of situations. I found a lot of this book fascinating but also incredibly sad. She stresses that awareness of bias is important. I very much recommend this book!
“Being reminded of an ‘increasingly diverse racial landscape‘ leads some whites to express a stronger preference to interact exclusively with members of their own racial group, to feel that discrimination against whites is on the rise, and to endorse more politically conservative views and politics.”
I don‘t have an issue with most conservatives, just think this is interesting. We should all be aware of our biases & why we have certain opinions.
Eberhardt explains implicit bias using science, personal stories, and history. The first part focuses a lot on her work with the police, but then she discusses the Charlottesville riot, schools, and other settings. I kept wondering what my results would be as a participant in her studies. She emphasizes that we all have bias but can recognize & change it. #TIL that job applicants of color “whitewash” their resumes in order to get an interview. ☹️
I love that I got a NF and a fiction book again this month for #bookspin & #doublespin. Also love that both spines are orange. I made a stack of other books for April so hoping I can get a lot read.
This book was not quite what I thought it would be, however I thoroughly enjoyed it and plan to use many pieces of it with my students in the future. Definitely recommend it.
Work has been so stressful the last month I've read almost nothing other than professional resources. Finally digging back into this one for a bit this afternoon. I should be marking, but my brain needs a break!
Not what I was expecting. A lot of examples of bias, but I was thinking it would go into more of the scientific reasons of how and why biases form and what to do to be less biased. It felt repetitive in spots, and was interesting enough, but I mostly felt like I‘d already learned about a lot of this reading the news. Kept my interest, just wasn‘t what I expected.
Although none of the facts she's discussed so far are surprising to me, there are so many pieces of what Eberhardt talks about that make my heart ache. Although it would be nice to bury our heads in the sand, we need to stay grounded in reality and acknowledge how much work there still is to be done. I know I have much more to learn and action to take.
Reading this book and getting really excited about all the ways I can work this into my IDC course I'm teaching next quadmester. It is inquiry based learning, so the topic of bias is usually introduced in a strictly academic learning/research based way, but I'm going to include so many more broad examples from society thanks to this gem of a book.
Just picked up my Valentine's Day present from my local Indie - can't wait to finish one of my other books so I can dig into this!
Jennifer Eberhardt who is a social psychologist did a tremendous job explaining the research and science,from historical to today yet she is able to write from personal experience too. She explains the many layers of biases, racial profiling, social inequality and the attitudes that we inherit ,yet as individuals we have the ability to change. I learned a lot, it was not only eye opening, but heart breaking!
I am glad I bought this in the physical form , there are so many key points and just things I am learning, sometimes after I read something I just sit and absorb it for a moment.
Thanks for the tag @sudi
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3 tagged book so informative, and eye opening , I am enjoying it.
“Bias,even when we are not conscious of it,has consequences that we need to understand and mitigate. The stereotypic associations we carry in our heads can affect what we perceive, how we think, and the actions we take.”
“And because the racial dynamics between blacks and whites are dramatic,consequential,and enduring. In the United States those tensions over centuries have even set the tone for how other social groups are regarded.”
Took forever to get this book in, my two daughters also bought copies and we will do a book discussion together !
One of my goals for the #JoysOfJune readathon was to read one #nonfiction book. Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do includes both research and personal experience. The author is a professor at Stanford and trains police officers about bias. The book covers bias, policing, and a variety of topics from education to job hunting. There is a list of discussion questions at the end of the book.
Interesting, but not as science-based as one would expect from the subtitle.
This is very US-centric -- some comparisons to elsewhere in the world, but all the anecdotes are US based. It's interesting, and I can imagine some of the British stories from other reading, and apply some of this to Britain, but I do wish for this book with a British slant instead!
Guess I had a few five star reads in 2019. 😁 Pretty pleased that 29% of the books I read earned the distinction, but I‘ll shoot for an even higher percentage in 2020! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Given #IStandWithCourtneyMilan, this seemed topical...
New bookmark is one of my Christmas presents from my sister.
Wow!!! This is an amazing analysis of implicit and hidden bias in America, with an emphasis on the relationship between law enforcement and members of the black community. Part academic analysis, part autobiography Eberhardt allows the reader experience life from the perspective of people who live in a world where even minor incidents can prove to be a threat to their lives. Simply stunning! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #nfnov.
A difficult but important listen
This is an interesting read. Part review of studies about how racial biases impact our decisions and feelings, and personal stories about racism. Eberhardt excels at the personal whether its her own POV, her son‘s, inmates at San Quentin, and college students at U of V. I found the middle section boring, but it picks up after the home ownership chapter. This book will certainly make you reconsider how you think!! 💭
“...what social psychologists call moral credentialing. ‘People are more willing to express attitudes that could be prejudiced when their past behavior has established their credentials as nonprejudiced‘... It‘s the ‘some of my best friends are black‘ hall pass. If you‘ve stored enough credits in the bank of equality, you‘re entitled to behave badly.” #bias #socialpsychology #psychology
“The mistake we keep making—the mistake we all keep making—is in thinking that our work is done. That whatever heroic effort we‘ve made will keep moving us forward. That whatever progress we‘ve seen will keep us from sliding back to burning crosses and hiding Torah scrolls.” #bias #racism #antisemitism
Seriously.. read (or listen to) this book. There is so much underlying racial (and other) bias in our society today. The social psychology research is fascinating to me but some of the more anecdotal stories made me cry. This is required reading. 5 stars
Ok @megnews I don‘t have the mental energy right now to make a pretty collage but here are my #20booksby2020. Mostly current library holds and checkouts, my #netgalley #reviewathon list, plus remaining books for some challenges (there‘s more but I don‘t have them all planned out.) I want to read about 100 more books this year so this list is a good start!!
Feeling rough today, so wife went to her knit & natter group and I went to Waterstones. Nice and quiet, and I picked myself out some books to keep my restless brain busy.
A social psychologist who studies implicit bias, Dr Jennifer Eberhardt explores in this book some of her research findings interwoven with personal stories of her own experiences of bias and that of others. She also delves a bit into explicit bias, focusing on the violent alt-right events in Charlottesville. A terrific book with very accessible science.
#ReadingUSA2019 #Ohio (author from)
4.5 stars rounded up....really interesting and readable book detailing the implicit bias in society- how was established, the implications, and how it‘s measured. With a wide variety of anecdotes and cases, this book shows how pervasive bias is for all of us. Great book!
This is undoubtedly an important book - the author brings decades of clinical and social research into conscious and unconcious racial bias with a specific focus on criminal justice and education. She writes well and carefully explains a huge number of studies into the topic as well as explaining their significance. She does so without judgement whilst explaining some of the clinical as well as social with I found fascinating. ⬇️⬇️
This was outstanding - highly recommend. Eberhardt expertly demonstrates (via study after scientific study, and plenty of heartfelt anecdotal evidence from her own experiences and those of others) that we ALL are racially biased, and how American culture is teeming with racial bias. And that we need to work much harder on recognizing, admitting to, and confronting it. Loved the audio - the author reads with passion.