john powell

Professor of Law, African American Studies, and Ethnic Studies and Director of the Othering & Belonging Institute at UC Berkeley


Poverty & Race Journal

Implicit Bias Insights as Preconditions to Structural Change

Introduction Although humans believe we can “control” our behavior, scientists report that we have conscious access to only 2% of our brains’ emotional and cognitive process. Ninety-eight percent of the human brain works without active thinking. This indicates that there is an inconsistency between our conscious attitudes and our behaviors. How can these scientific lessons…

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