It's dangerous to deny the existence of implicit bias By Lisette Paretlow

It's dangerous to deny the existence of implicit bias
By Lisette Paretlow
Implicit bias most certainly does exist, argues the director of teacher policy at the Center for American Progress, and it has some very significant real-life consequences. In the classroom, for example, its effects are abundant. Teachers hold students of color to lower academic expectations, and those same pupils experience disproportionate suspension and expulsion rates. They are also less likely to be selected for gifted and talented programs. Given the amount of existing research, experts ought to acknowledge and work to combat implicit bias to continue striving to live up to our nation’s ideals of justice and equality for all. Read more.

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