A powerful summary of the facts. Still, no solutions. The lead researcher for Harvard’s Implicit Bias experiment, Dr. Anthony Greenwald, said it fairly succinctly, “…these are things that individual people cannot by themselves change, and more important, they’re changes that require institutional changes that are just not about to happen, almost no one is motivated to do. We are not going to undo the social status hierarchies, at least in no small number of decades, that produced accumulating disadvantages…and, unfortunately, we don’t yet know how to undo implicit biases” despite decades of research and immense amounts of data.”

Does that mean we stop writing about it or trying to alter the dynamic? Of course not. It is, however, a heavy dose of realism to hear him predict that the sociopolitical and economic structures of this system of things cannot be changed, and least not for a very, very, very long time to come.

A career spanning public, private, and nonprofit sectors. High-level management experience across a range of activities in F-500 companies and Consulting/Coach.

A career spanning public, private, and nonprofit sectors. High-level management experience across a range of activities in F-500 companies and Consulting/Coach.

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