According to the “About Us” section on the Harvard Project Implicit website, Implicit Bias is one example of “implicit social cognition,” or “thoughts and feelings outside of conscious awareness and control.” In essence, they are choices we make, but not choices we are consciously making. They are choices guided by the culture in which we operate, and by our race, class, gender, sexual orientation, age, and ability. To us, the choices seem “natural,” but in reality are highly influenced by a kind of “scripting,” and when confronted with evidence of that scripting, many of us are simply floored that it even exists.
This book, Common Core Values: 5 Lessons Educators Can Learn From the Life of Fannie Lou Hamer, serves as a sourcebook for teachers and administrators with real useable items designed to help them recognized implicit bias, as well as tools and ideas for ways to eliminate its harmful effect on classrooms, school climate and the larger community in general.
Contains Reproducible Worksheets