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Implicit Bias: How Default Assumptions Hurt Science, Skew Journalism and Send Innocent People to Jail

Implicit Bias: How Default Assumptions Hurt Science, Skew Journalism and Send Innocent People to Jail

Visions and Voices

  • Date:
    Thursday, March 13, 2014
  • Time:
    4:00 PM
  • Campus:
    University Park Campus
  • Venue:
    Friends of the USC Libraries Lecture Hall
  • Cost:
    Admission is free. Reservations required. RSVP at the links below beginning Wednesday, February 19, at 9 a.m.

    USC Students, Staff and Faculty: To RSVP, click here.
    General Public: To RSVP, click here.

Summary:

A panel of experts from diverse fields will explore how the assumptions we don’t know we make lead to unconscious racism, sexism and other forms of discrimination—and as a result severely damage careers, scientific progress, the arts and justice.

Description:

A panel of experts from diverse fields will explore how the assumptions we don’t know we make lead to unconscious racism, sexism and other forms of discrimination—and as a result severely damage careers, scientific progress, the arts and justice. Panelists will include writer/actor and “recovering mathematician” Gioia De Cari; director, producer and writer Janice Rhoshalle Littlejohn, whose film Blowin’ the Roof Off Women Horn Players explored gender bias in jazz; Carol Tavris, author of The Mismeasure of Woman and Mistakes WereMade (But Not by Me)Jody Armour, the Roy P. Crocker Professor of Law at USC and author of Negrophobia and Reasonable Racism: The Hidden Costs of Being Black in America; and USC Annenberg professor K.C. Cole. The discussion will be presented in conjunction with De Cari’s performance, Truth Values: One Girl’s Romp Through M.I.T.’s Male Math Maze, on March 12.

Related Event:

Truth Values: One Girl’s Romp Through M.I.T.’s Male Math Maze
Written and Performed by Gioia De Cari, Directed by Miriam Eusebio

Wednesday, March 12, 7 p.m.
Grand Ballroom, Ronald Tutor Campus Center
For more info, click here.

Organized by K.C. Cole (Journalism) and Sami Assaf (Mathematics).