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
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