Leader: Cate Bowman
Book: Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People
Author: Mahzarin R. R. Banaji and Anthony G. Greenwald
Description: In Blindspot, Banaji and Greenwald explore hidden biases based on their experience with the Implicit Association Test.
The title’s “good people” are those of us who strive to align our behavior with our intentions. The aim of Blindspot is to explain the science in plain enough language to help well-intentioned people achieve that alignment. By gaining awareness, the authors contend that educators [and other professionals] can adapt beliefs and behavior and “outsmart the machine” in our heads so we can be fairer to those around us. Venturing into this book is an invitation to understand our own minds.