The consequences of both this excessive criminalizing of children and the racial bias in harsh punishments are extreme. The Kirwan Institute cites studies showing that a single suspension in the first year of high school doubles the dropout chance for that child. Children who experience expulsions are three times more likely to end up in the juvenile justice system.
The Board of State and Community Corrections of California (BSCC) has listed Kirwan Institute’s 2015 Implicit Bias Review as an important resource in reducing racial disparities. Their initiative is to create an equitable juvenile justice system. The BSCC is said to be committed to reducing racial and ethnic disparity across the justice system through a multi-faceted approach. … Continue reading »
Featured on ThinkProgress by Sam P. Collins, The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, based at [Ohio State University], says that implicit bias — also known as “implicit social cognition” — affects people of all walks of life, even Americans who hold positions that require impartiality. It often thrives on the influence of early life experiences, … Continue reading »
Featured on Sojourners by Lisa Sharon Harper, A 2014 REPORT from the Kirwan Institute identifies a few key things we can do to dismantle the craziness. Here are four: 1. Take the free Harvard Implicit Association Test online. 2. Grow your empathy. Seriously listen to the stories of people who are not white. Read what they write. … Continue reading »
MTV has launched a social justice campaign that aims to prompt young people to combat “hidden racial, gender and anti-LGBT bias” through a “seven-day racial bias cleanse.” The cleanse call to action is one part of the “Look Different” campaign launched by MTV; another aspect is a controversial new white privilege documentary MTV is slated to air soon. … Continue reading »