How to talk about racism and unconscious bias | Michigan Radio

How to talk about racism and unconscious bias

Jul 8, 2016

Race is very difficult for people to talk about.

Many white people want to believe we’re in a post-racial society. After all, we have an African-American president.

Many black people note the inequalities that exist, the segregation that exists.

How can Americans begin to have a real discussion about race when we’ve been comfortable in our own beliefs about that subject for so long?

Lauren Hood.
Credit Lester Graham / Michigan Radio

  Lauren Hood works with groups to discuss racism and unconscious bias. She joined us today to talk about race relations in America and how we should go about having discussions about racism and unconscious bias.

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Lauren Hood is an urban planning professional and founder of Deep Dive Detroit.