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Materials of Interest

  • If you are interested in challenging your own assumptions:
  • Don't be "colorblind"
    • I post this b/c of encounters with older physicists where the seem to be oblivious to gender, color, etc. They don't think they are prejudiced because they don't care. But they are participating in a system that is biased - they should care.
    • WP opinion piece (from Juliette)

Citations for AJZ's Slides

  • Diversity is a Dangerous Set-up by Prof. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein. This was my guiding text in making these slides, and I feel is useful towards making an argument against implicit bias as a central concept in and out of academia. I consider this essential reading for anyone starting diversity work. It is not intended to propose solutions to the problems presented by Implicit Bias Theory, but rather gives reasons as to why IBT should be decentralized from diversity work.
  • Race on the Brain (book) The above article functions primarily as a summary and expansion of this text by law professor Jonathan Kahn. Both ebook and physical book are available for $35.
  • Or if you don't want to buy the book This is a video of a seminar Kahn gave in 2014 where he makes many of the same points.
  • The Trouble with Scientism A great article written by a philosophy professor giving his perspective on why applying scientific methods and apparatus to social problems often falls short, and is too often based on stereotype. (High reading level necessary for this article)
  • The Id, the Ego, and Equal Protection: Reckoning with Unconscious Racism Charles Lawrence lays out the foundations of what would eventually become Implicit Bias Theory, by examining how racism may be present even in legal cases where it is not spoken.
  • Unconscious Racism Revisited: Reflections on the Impact and Origins of "The Id, the Ego, and Equal Protection" Lawrence revisits his seminal work and takes a critical look back, explains how the increasingly conservative supreme court has rejected it flatly, and how, though it's good people are talking about implicit bias, notes his worry that it may have been misapplied.
  • The Rules of the Diversity & Inclusion Racket A bitingly satirical piece that codifies all the hallmarks of completely ineffective diversity work, and how it harms minoritized persons.
  • Black Teachers Matter A long form article detailing the effect race plays on primary and secondary education.

Other AJZ Resources For Advanced Readers

For Readers who Want a Quick Laugh

A Diversity and Inclusion Statement for Liberal Studies A wickedly funny and deeply satirical piece mocking institutions who make vapid performative calls for diversity and do nothing about it. Gives perspective as to how black scholars see these diversity efforts from hiring committees.



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