Updated 2/3/2014 10:24 AM
I sometimes get inquiries from folks about implicit bias. I’ve written quite a bit about the subject. Here’s a guide on which articles you might want to read.
Quick and Dirty Primers
- NEW: 14 minute video introduction | TEDx talk “Immaculate Perception?”
- 2009 Implicit Bias Primer for Courts (brief primer written for the National Center for State Courts)
- For stereotype threat, consider the amicus brief I helped write in Fisher v. Texas
Detailed Introduction to the Science
- 2005 Trojan Horses of Race (first half of paper; this is the first major treatment in the law reviews)
- 2007 Implicit Social Cognition and Law (first half)
- 2010 Seeing through Colorblindness (first part)
- 2012 Implicit Bias in the Courtroom (first two parts, with application to criminal and civil cases)
Real world implications / experiments
- 2010 Are Ideal Litigators White? (showing correlation between implicit bias and evaluation of depositions)
Legal and Policy Implications
- Discrimination in evaluation
- 2010 Seeing through Colorblindness (after the science summary) (behavioral realism and four quadrants of possible response).
- Affirmative action / race consciousness
- 2006 Fair Measures (implications for “affirmative action”-like policies)
- Media Policy
- Personal responsibility / culture
- 2011 New Cultural Defense (brief comment on chapter discussing whether implicit biases are “personal” or just “cultural”)
- 4 quadrants analysis — going beyond just the prejudice polygraph.
- Courtroom: judges and juries
- Implications for Equal Protection Doctrine