Understanding Implicit Bias and Microaggressions: Pitfalls and Possibilities for Teachers
Recent events, including the killings of unarmed African Americans, have renewed calls for understanding individual prejudice as well as systemic racism. Dr. Kristin Anderson will speak on bias and discrimination with a focus on subtle forms of bias known as implicit, or unconscious bias, and discrimination in the form of microaggressions. She will share the latest psychological research with a particular focus on teachers’ attitudes and behaviors directed toward students. She will also offer some strategies for reducing bias in general, and for teachers in particular.
About our presenter: Kristin J. Anderson is a psychology professor at UH-Downtown’s Center for Critical Race Studies. She researches and teaches on subtle forms of prejudice and discrimination. Her books include, Benign Bigotry: The Psychology of Subtle Prejudice, and Modern Misogyny: Anti-Feminism in a Post-Feminist Era. You can find some of her writing in Psychology Today.
Fee: We feel that this subject is so important that we are offering it to the community free of charge; however, donations to help cover the cost of the session are appreciated, if you are able and willing. Any money given above this event’s expenses will go toward STXSA’s scholarship fund for students who experience financial hardship.