Unconscious Bias Reading list

The reading list below was curated by LANS speaker, Dr. Sandra Barnes, Assistant Vice-Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at Vanderbilt University. 


Bartlett, Tom. 2017. “Can We Really Measure Implicit Bias? Maybe Not.” Chronicle of Higher Education (January 5). http://www.chronicle.com/article/Can-We-Really-Measure-Implicit/238807.

Billingsley, Andrew. 1992. Climbing Jacob’s Ladder: The Enduring Legacy of African-American Families. New York: A Touchstone Book.

Bisceglio. Paul. 2017. “Your Stories of Battling Unconscious Bias.” The Atlantic (June 7). https://www.theatlantic.com/notes/2017/06/unconscious-bias/529464/.

Blumer, Herbert. 1958. “Race Prejudice as a Sense of Group Position.” The Pacific Sociological Review 1(1): 3-7 (http://www.jstor.org/stable/pdf/1388607.pdf)

Chou, Rosalind and Joe Feagin. 2015. The Myth of the Model Minority (2nd edition).  Boulder, Co: Paradigm Publishers.

Crenshaw, Kimberle. 1991. “Mapping the Margins: Intersectionality, Identity Politics,
and Violence against Women of Color.” Stanford Law Review 43 (6): 1241-1299.

Collins, Patricia Hill. 1990. Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the
Politics of Empowerment. New York: Routledge.

Easterly, Debra M. and Cynthia S. Ricard. “Conscious Efforts to End Unconscious Bias: Why Women Leave Academic Research.”
(http://eds.b.ebscohost.com.proxy.kennesaw.edu/eds/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?vid=4&sid=4d2dd6fa-cf96-47aa-be21-4cd4c1050246%40sessionmgr103&hid=114).

Feagin, Joe. 2013. The White Racial Frame: Centuries of Racial Framing and Counter-
Framing (2nd Edition). New York: Routledge.

Firestone, Shulamite. 1979. The Dialectic of Sex: The Case for Feminist Revolution. London: The Women’s Press.

Fridell, Lorie. 2013. “This is Not Your Grandparents’ Prejudice: The Implications of the Modern Science of Bias for Police Training.” Published in the September issue (#5) of Translational Criminology, a publication of the George Mason University Center for Evidence-based Crime Policy. http://fairandimpartialpolicing.com/docs/not-your-granparents-prejudice.pdf.

Gay, Roxane. 2015. The New York Times. “Of Lions and Men: Mourning Samuel DuBose and Cecil the Lion” (http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/01/opinion/of-lions-and-men-mourning-samuel-dubose-and-cecil-the-lion.html?_r=0).

Gallagher, Charles A. 2011.  Rethinking the Color Line: Readings in Race and Ethnicity (5th Edition). New York: McGraw-Hill Education.

Dovidio, John and Samuel Gaertner. 1998. “On the Nature of Contemporary Prejudice: The

Causes, Consequences, and Challenges of Aversive Racism.” In J. Eberhardt and S.T. Fiske (Eds.), Confronting Racism: The Problem and the Response. Newbury Park, CA: Sage (pp. 3–32).

Goffman, Erving. 1959. The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life. New York: Anchor Books.

Goffman, Erving. 1986. Stigma: Notes on the Management of Spoiled Identity. New York: Simon & Schuster.

Haraway, Donna. 1991.  “A Cyborg Manifesto: Science, Technology, and Socialist-Feminism in the Late Twentieth Century,” in Simians, Cyborgs and Women: The Reinvention of Nature. New York: Routledge (pp. 149-181).

James, Lois, Lorie Fridell, and Frank Straub Jr. 2016. “Implicit Bias Versus the ‘Ferguson Effect’: Psychosocial Factors Impacting Officers’ Decisions to Use Deadly Force.” The Police Chief (Feb.).  http://www.policechiefmagazine.org/implicit-bias-versus-the-ferguson-effect-psychosocial-factors-impacting-officers-decisions-to-use-deadly-force/.

Kahneman, Daniel. 2011. Thinking, Fast and Slow. New York: Macmillan.

Merton, Robert. 1976. “Discrimination and the American Creed.” in Sociological Ambivalance and Other Essays. New York: Free Press. 189-216.

Pérez, Efrén O. 2013. “Implicit Attitudes: Meaning, Measurement, and Synergy with Political Science.”  Politics, Groups, and Identities 1(2): 275-297.

Ross, Howard 2014. Everyday Bias: Identifying and Navigating Unconscious Judgments in Our Daily Lives. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield.

Silverstein, Jason. 2013. “How Racism Is Bad for Our Bodies.” The Atlantic. (http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/03/how-racism-is-bad-for-our-bodies/273911/)

Sue, Derald Wing. 2010. Microaggressions and Marginality: Manifestation, Dynamics, and
Impact. Hoboken, New Jersey: Wiley.

Wimberly, Anne Streaty. 1994. Soul Stories: African American Christian Education. Nashville: Abingdon.

Link to Cook Ross Reading Resources – http://cookross.com/thought-leadership/free-thought-papers/.

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