Racism among the Well-Intentioned

John Dovidio

(Yale University)

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Date: May 9, 2018


This presentation describes research on contemporary racism and implicit bias and discusses implications for racial disparities in healthcare and, ultimately, health.  It explains how explicit and implicit biases among White Americans can influence the way they evaluate Black Americans as well as affect the dynamics of interracial interactions.  The presentation illustrates how these processes relate to the attitudes of physicians and shape the quality of medical care experienced by Black patients. Potential interventions to reduce the adverse effects of implicit bias are considered.

Created: Monday, May 14th, 2018