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The Columbus Dispatch The events — on Sept. 30, Oct. 21, Nov. 18, Jan. 20 and Feb. 17 — will run from 6 to 8 p.m. at Downtown High School, 363 S. 4th St. All are free. On March 16, a daylong summit is planned for 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Columbus State. The college also will hold two business roundtables, on Nov. 30 and Feb. 29. Both will run from 6 to 8 p.m. at Columbus State’s Dublin learning center, 6805 Bobcat Way.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Featured on Crooks & Liars by Karoli With all of the controversy about the weekend interruption of Bernie Sanders’ rally by Black Lives Matter activists, perhaps it’s worth refreshing memories about the timing and purpose of nonviolent action; specifically, why the timing will never be right and is always right.
 
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.
 
The Columbus Dispatch Earlier national studies also have pointed to troubling patterns in and around Columbus. That struggle, some observers say, can be obscured by the area’s growth and relatively low unemployment rate.
 
Featured on WYSO Ohio The national study by the advocacy group Women Donors Network found 95 percent of the country’s elected prosecutors are white and 80 percent male. Ohio is no different. All of Ohio’s 88 county prosecutors are white, just 12 of those are women.
 
Next City The Supreme Court’s ruling on the Fair Housing Act in late June was seen by many as an acknowledgement of how racial discrimination continues to affect real estate — whether intentional or not. And from why police make arrests to how bosses review employees, unconscious (or implicit) bias has a widespread effect on minorities and women. As a result, it is much more difficult to insulate against — and educate about — than overt racism and sexism.
 
Columbus Dispatch  Black students are three times more likely to be expelled from school than white students, according to a report by the United Way of Central Ohio. The 2015 Champion of Children report, discussed at the Columbus Metropolitan Club on Wednesday afternoon, was compiled by the United Way, Community Research Partners and the Kirwan Institute at Ohio State University. About 300 people attended the luncheon event.
 
Raleigh News & Observer Implicit bias is a trending term of art in discussions of race relations. Attention to the concept has followed events in Ferguson, Staten Island and now McKinney, Texas. In plain words, implicit bias is an unconscious prejudice, an involuntary attitude or stereotype.
 
Christian Science Monitor Dealing with such division means finding ways to promote more contact among groups, says Robin Wright, a research associate at the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Ohio State University in Columbus.
 
Center for American ProgressSam Fullwood III
 
Center for American Progress For some time now, I’ve been aware of Project Implicit. The university-led collaborative administers web-based tests that purport to reveal whether a person is unknowingly biased about a wide range of issues.
 
Cleveland Plain Dealer Implicit bias manifests in subconscious assumptions — good or bad — people automatically make about someone based on their race or ethnicity, according to the Kirwan Institute of Race and Ethnicity at Ohio State University. In a law enforcement sense, those biases could lead to racial profiling.
 
Featured in the Toledo Blade The Ohio Department of Health has identified 18 high risk ZIP codes in Lucas County. High risk ZIP codes contain at least one census tract where 12 percent or more of children tested in 2001 had blood lead levels of 10 micrograms and are further defined by demographic and socioeconomic data. One study by the Kirwan Institute at Ohio State University predicted more than 3,400 children in Toledo have lead poisoning.