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“Study after study in a wide range of fields has shown the potential real-world impact of implicit bias on people’s quality of life.  Studies show, for example, that doctors are more likely to prescribe life-saving care to whites, that managers are more likely to hire and promote members of their own in-group and that referees in basketball might be more likely to subtly favor players with whom they share a racial identity.”

Find more from American Values Institute on implicit bias is and its real world effects here.

And hear from Alexis McGill Johnson directly on what brain research tells us about why we stereotype in “Why Do People Stereotype Black Men? Ask Your Brain.