Children are not born with racial biases

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Daedalus Journal cover - Winter 2024

New article unpacks how children experience and develop racial biases

In a special issue of Daedalus, leading scholars, scientists, and policymakers examine the science behind implicit bias—stereotyped associations that we are not consciously aware of but that reinforce inequality in the world. “Understanding Implicit Bias: Insights & Innovations” features research and perspectives from a range of areas, including antidiscrimination law, early education, neuroscience, policing, developmental psychology, and workforce diversity. 

The article contributed by I-LABS co-Director Andrew Meltzoff and colleague Walter Gilliam describes research to help us understand how children experience and develop racial biases.

Read the Daedalus article