Monday, May 17, 2010

I'm blogging at Psychology Today

Check out my first post on Psychology Today--Ending racism starts with accepting bias:
On his popular television show The Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert is fond of crowing "I don't see race!" Of course, we're meant to laugh at the comedian's pompous, know-nothing character. But, truth be told, I've met a great many Colberts--folks who believe they are colorblind and, therefore, unbiased when it comes to race-the sort that lean in close to mouth the word "black," as if noticing and naming race is inherently shameful. It is not. It is what happens after people notice race that is the problem. And I don't mean the moment of racial bias when someone makes a judgment based on another person's skin color. That prejudice, I think, is human and inevitable. Read more...

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