Racial Bias Affects How Doctors Do Their Jobs. Here’s How To Fix It.

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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, media and news programming, and associations derived from stereotypes. Buried deep within the subconscious, bias leads people to favor their own background over others, affecting their perspectives about different racial, ethnic, and age groups.