The end of bias: Is it possible?

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Author Jessica Nordell and her book "The End of Bias: A Beginning"
Photo by Leslie Plesser

Is it possible to be prejudiced without realizing it? The answer is yes. 

We all absorb biases from the culture around us. Often these unexamined attitudes directly conflict with our values — like fairness and equality.  

Host Angela Davis spoke to author Jessica Nordell about her new book exploring the harm caused by bias, how to recognize it and how to unravel bias in our individual lives and institutions.

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Margaret Finders
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Terrance Kwame-Ross
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Two Augsburg education professors joined the conversation to talk about how they’re addressing the bias baked into professional norms at predominantly white academic institutions.


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