Alexis McGill Johnson — Examining the Hidden Self: How Implicit Bias Manifests
What kinds of stories should we be telling? One classic narrative we all know is the classic rags-to-riches story. A disenfranchised protagonist overcomes all odds to rise above their means. Sound familiar? Unfortunately, this type of narrative actually reinforces marginalization by painting it as the normative experience. Preying upon our implicit biases, these stories do more harm than good. Alexis McGill Johnson, Executive Director and cofounder of the Perception Institute, believes that in order to overcome implicit bias we need to look at the science of bias.