What Can We Do To Help Prevent the Damage of Implicit Bias in Classrooms

Howard Stevenson
March 2017 | ZERO TO THREE

This short video from Zero to Three attempts to address the complex question: What do we do about implicit bias? Professor Howard Stevenson, the Constance Clayton Professor of Urban Education and Professor of Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, discusses racial dehumanization, how teachers and leaders can push against racial bias, and the role professional development plays in combating implicit bias. Stevenson introduces the concept of “racial literacy,” which he defines as “the ability to read, recast, and resolve racially stressful encounters to challenge implicit bias and use of avoidant racial coping.”