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Mini Law School: Unconscious Bias and Its Impact on the Law

Do you prefer lighter skinned people over dark? Kimberly Jade Norwood breaks down race and perception. Attendees take a test with results that might surprise them. This lecture not only looks at black and white in America, but skin color preference and perception in other countries and cultures.

Norwood is a law professor at Washington University, where she has focused her research on black identity issues, colorism within the black community, and the intersection of race, class and public education in America.

She also is both editor and contributor on a book, published in 2014, entitled “Color Matters: Skin Tone Bias & the Myth of a Post-Racial America.”

Her next book, “Ferguson Fault Lines: Social and Legal Reverberations,” will be published in the fall of 2015.

As a professor, Norwood is known for engaging her students and pushing participation. This Mini Law School lecture is no different.

Listen to the podcast here:

Missouri Bar Mini Law School: Unconscious Bias and Its Impact on the Law – Part 1 [Download]

 

Missouri Bar Mini Law School: Unconscious Bias and Its Impact on the Law – Part 2 [Download]


Each lecture and podcast is provided in two, 1-hour segments for easy downloading and listening. Stay tuned as the entire Spring 2015 six-week lecture series are posted as podcasts here on the MissouriLawyersHelp.org/blog. Next week: How to Have Your Voice Heard in Your Community through Service on Boards and Commissions. 

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