The Dream Revisited: A Discussion on Implicit Bias and Segregation
Launched on Martin Luther King Jr. Day earlier this year, The Dream Revisited is a “slow debate” on the role that segregation in neighborhoods and schools plays in hindering economic and racial equality. It is presented as part of the Furman Center’s year-long Integration Research Initiative.
The sixth discussion in the series explores how implicit bias affects residential segregation and our sense of moral urgency in addressing it. Essays in this discussion include:
- “Implicit Bias and Segregation: Facing the Enemy” by Jerry Kang, Professor of Law and Asian American Studies at UCLA
- “Focus on Explicit Disparities Instead of Implicit Biases” by Richard Ford, George E. Osborne Professor of Law at Stanford Law School.
- “What Do We See When We Look in the Mirror?” by Robert Smith, Assistant Professor of law at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- “Implicit Bias, Intergroup Contact, and Debiasing: Considering Neighborhood Dynamics“ by Cheryl Staats, Research Associate at the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity.
Join the discussion on Twitter via the hashtag #TheDreamRevisited.
The Dream Revisited will feature a new discussion each month for the entire year. At the conclusion of project in 2014, the debates will be digitally archived. The Dream Revisited is presented as part of the NYU Furman Center's Integration Research Initiative and supported in part by a grant from the Open Society Foundations.