Unconscious and implicit bias: Letter to the editor


Scenario one: Two African-American men walk into a coffeehouse, sit down, do not purchase anything, and ask to use the restroom. Outcome: Arrested

Two Caucasian women adopt six African-American children. Multiple reports of child neglect and abuse occur in three states. Outcome: Tragedy. No action against the parents and a multiple murder and suicide.

Scenario two: Two Caucasian women walk into a coffeehouse, sit down, knit, do not purchase anything and ask to use the restroom. Outcome: Unknown.

Two African-American men adopt six Caucasian children. One report of child neglect or abuse in one state. Outcome: What’s your guess?

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