End of Bias: A Beginning: How We Eliminate Unconscious Bias and Create a More Just World

The End of Bias: A Beginning: How We Eliminate Unconscious Bias and Create a More Just World

By Jessica Nordell

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Unconscious bias: persistent, unintentional prejudiced behavior that clashes with out consciously held beliefs. We know that it exists, to corrosive and even lethal effect. We see it in medicine, the workplace, education, policing, and beyond. But when it comes to uprooting our prejudices, we still have far to go.


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Book Information

Publisher: Metropolitan Books.
Publish Date: 08/16/2022
Pages: 368
ISBN-13: 9781250812087
ISBN-10: 1250812089
Language: English

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Finalist for the NYPL Helen Bernstein Award for Excellence in Journalism, the Lukas Book Prize, and the Royal Society Science Book Prize Winner of the 2022 Nautilus Book Award Silver Medal and an Honorable Mention from the American Society of Journalists and Authors for General Nonfiction Named a Best Book of the Year by World Economic Forum, AARP, Greater Good, and Inc.

The End of Bias is a transformative, groundbreaking exploration into how we can eradicate unintentional bias and discrimination, the great challenge of our age. Discussions of unconscious bias typically focus on the problem, not on solutions. But how do we eradicate the unintentional prejudices that clash with our values and wreak havoc across medicine, the workplace, education, policing, and beyond? To find out, award-winning journalist and writer Jessica Nordell undertook a global search for solutions. The culmination of fifteen years' immersion in the subject, The End of Bias: A Beginning explores how bias ends: the police unit in California where new incentives improved police behavior and decreased both arrests and violent crime, the checklist used by doctors that erased gender disparities in treatment, the media intervention that reduced religious intolerance in France. Weaving gripping stories with scientific research and exquisite writing, Nordell paints riveting portraits of those leading change and interrogates her own biases with candor and insight. Called "powerful" by Bloomberg and "rousing" by the Guardian, The End of Bias: A Beginning offers a hopeful, achievable vision: biased behavior can be remade and we can create a more just world. Includes illustrated charts

About the Author

Jessica Nordell is a science and culture journalist whose writing has appeared in the Atlantic , the New York Times , the New Republic , and many other publications.

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