Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People

by Mahzarin R. Banaji and Anthony G. Greenwald

All of us possess unconscious attitudes or beliefs that shape how we engage others and make decisions. Understanding what implicit bias is and how it affects decisions is critical for effective board governance. The authors are the Harvard professors whose ground-breaking research brought to light that all of us carry hidden biases. The book is available for purchase at most bookstores and Amazon.

Board members who complete the book study may earn up to 3 CBM credits toward receiving Advanced, Master or Distinguished certification.

All the materials you will need for the book study are provided below.

Session #1: Preface, Chapters 1 through 3 and Appendix 1

Study Guide for Session #1: Preface, Chapters 1-3 and Appendix 1

Guide for taking the Race Implicit Association Test

TED Talk by Baratunde Thurston How to Deconstruct Racism, One Headline at a Time

Arizona School Boards’ Association ASBA Black Alliance Anti-Racism Starter Kit

The Kirwan Offerings

Session #2: Chapters 4, 5, and 6

Study Guide for Session #2: Chapters 4,5, and 6

Session #3: Appendix 2; Chapters 7-8; and news article For Years, This Popular Test Measured Anyone’s Racial Bias

Study Guide for Session #3: Appendix 2; Chapters 7-8 and news article

News article For Years, This Popular Test Measured Anyone’s Racial Bias

Seven Strategies to Address Implicit Bias