The Prejudice You Don’t Know You Have

A Harvard psychologist argues that people’s prejudice can be measured even when they’re not conciously aware of it. “Implicit prejudice, she argues, can affect our decisions and behaviors without our even knowing it, undermining our conscious ideas and best intentions about equality and justice. Social psychologists are divided on just what the Implicit Association Test measures, arguing that different response times may just reflect an awareness of cultural stereotypes and social inequality.”