Posted on April 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Jennifer Eberhardt, a psychology professor at Stanford University and the author of a new book about how we react to race, has a bold suggestion about overcoming bias.

Instead of denying its existence, acknowledge it.

That doesn’t mean endorsing prejudice or accepting it — but it’s impossible, she argues, to claim colorblindness when it comes to race.

Eberhardt previews some of the research in Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do in an interview with NPR’s Ailsa Chang.

To learn more about her book and the experiences that inspired it, listen to their conversation below or read the transcript.

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