Race and Beyond: Exploring Our Unconscious Biases

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Center for American Progress
Sam Fullwood III

Much has been written on the effects of implicit bias and how the often-unconscious attitudes and beliefs that nearly all of us hold foster our comprehension of race, gender, class, ethnicity, and a host of other social constructs. The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at the Ohio State University has undertaken perhaps the best and most comprehensive discussion of this subject. In fact, it was at a Kirwan-organized conference many years ago that I first heard about Project Implicit and grew wary of what its mind-probing test might reveal about me.

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