Should students learn about their implicit biases in grade school?

The development of implicit biases starts at a young age and then they get reinforced over time.

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  • Awareness of your implicit biases can lessen their effect.
  • In the classic "Draw-A-Scientist Test" young students overwhelmingly drew similar representations of a scientist.
  • Teaching young people to become aware of the idea of their "implicit biases" could help them better understand their peers.
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