Please join us on April 22nd for our spring quarter Faculty Research Fellows Chautauqua. This event will feature 2020-2021 fellow Jon A. Krosnick (Communication & Political Science) focusing on his new book, The Cambridge Handbook of Implicit Bias and Racism, in conversation with Alfredo J. Artiles (Education).
During the past century, racial attitudes in America have radically transformed multiple times. The country shifted from one of explicit separation and discrimination to one endorsing multiculturalism and implementing policies in many arenas of life to level the playing field and compensate for past discrimination. And national surveys measuring documented a steady trend of increasing endorsement of this new view. Yet racism-driven events continued to occur, setting the stage for “implicit bias” to come front and center in national discussions. And the 2020 explosion of explicit racism on the national stage challenged the presumption that all racism in the country had become implicit, operating outside of people’s conscious awareness.
This book summarizes the proceedings of a conference convened by the National Science Foundation, bringing together leading scholars on implicit and explicit racism, to take stock of what we know, what we need to learn, and how best to proceed with a new generation of research on racism using quantitative social and behavioral science methods. Central to the proceedings was in-depth comparison explicit and implicit racism, to gauge their prevalence and impact in contemporary society. The new empirical work offers reasons to revise what we thought we knew and paves a pathway for exciting future research.
We look forward to seeing you there!