Looking At The Impact Implicit Bias Has On Our Society

In this Feb. 11, 2015, photo, dozens of unidentified Los Angeles Police Department officers learn to recognize unconscious prejudices and how they can impact behaviors on the street at a class at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles. The department, which expects to send more than 5,000 officers to the museum’s course in the next several years, is working to weave implicit bias lessons into existing training.
In this Feb. 11, 2015, photo, dozens of unidentified Los Angeles Police Department officers learn to recognize unconscious prejudices and how they can impact behaviors on the street at a class at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles. The department, which expects to send more than 5,000 officers to the museum’s course in the next several years, is working to weave implicit bias lessons into existing training. Damian Dovarganes/AP
In this Feb. 11, 2015, photo, dozens of unidentified Los Angeles Police Department officers learn to recognize unconscious prejudices and how they can impact behaviors on the street at a class at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles. The department, which expects to send more than 5,000 officers to the museum’s course in the next several years, is working to weave implicit bias lessons into existing training.
In this Feb. 11, 2015, photo, dozens of unidentified Los Angeles Police Department officers learn to recognize unconscious prejudices and how they can impact behaviors on the street at a class at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles. The department, which expects to send more than 5,000 officers to the museum’s course in the next several years, is working to weave implicit bias lessons into existing training. Damian Dovarganes/AP

Looking At The Impact Implicit Bias Has On Our Society

We can try to go about life thinking we are free of prejudice and generalizations about other people, but we all hold implicit biases as part of our personality. Be it through where and how we were raised, the neighborhood we live in, or a particular life experience, there are unavoidable biases we have that can be hard to let go off.

To take a closer look at how implicit bias affects our daily lives, and how it might have impacted the latest gun violence in America, Morning Shift talks to Robin Wright, Researcher and Facilitation Specialist at the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity.