• The End of Bias: A Beginning

  • The Science and Practice of Overcoming Unconscious Bias
  • By: Jessica Nordell
  • Narrated by: Jessica Nordell
  • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (46 ratings)

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Named a Best Book of the Year by World Economic Forum, Aarp, Greater Good, and Inc.  

The End of Bias is a transformative, groundbreaking exploration into how we can eradicate unintentional bias and discrimination, the great challenge of our age.

Unconscious bias: persistent, unintentional prejudiced behavior that clashes with our consciously held beliefs. We know that it exists, to corrosive and even lethal effect. We see it in medicine, the workplace, education, policing, and beyond. But when it comes to uprooting our prejudices, we still have far to go. With nuance, compassion, and 10 years' immersion in the topic, Jessica Nordell weaves gripping stories with scientific research to reveal how minds, hearts, and behaviors change. She scrutinizes diversity training, deployed across the land as a corrective but with inconsistent results. She explores what works and why: the diagnostic checklist used by doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital that eliminated disparate treatment of men and women; the preschool in Sweden where teachers found ingenious ways to uproot gender stereotyping; the police unit in Oregon where the practice of mindfulness and specialized training has coincided with a startling drop in the use of force. Captivating, direct, and transformative, The End of Bias: A Beginning brings good news. Biased behavior can change; the approaches outlined here show how we can begin to remake ourselves and our world.

A Macmillan Audio production from Metropolitan Books

©2021 Jessica Nordell (P)2021 Macmillan Audio

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An awesome book about understanding unconscious bias and how to end its powerful grip on our behavior.

This is a well researched, awesomely written, deeply sensitive and compassionate book. It provides a firm and well documented approach to deconstructing our unconscious bias and a how to becoming more aware and compassionate individuals and communities. “We can do this!” Statement kind of a book. But don’t be deceived, the stories are also deeply painful, yet the book is bold in giving hope for a way out of the hell we have created for ourselves by avoiding to examine, understand or just hide from, or ignore our unconscious biases.
We can heal, reach peace and live harmoniously in our communities, we just need to be bold, have the courage and the humility to implement her recommendations and ideas.
Reading this book will help us become wiser and more hopeful about what we can do about our unconscious bias.

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Important book that uses current research

I appreciated that each section had a good balance of narrative and research to support ideas

My complaint is that the author should have used a professional as her inexperience is apparent throughout the audiobook which might be distracting for others

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An important read.

This text should be required reading for all adults in the US. Nordell offers us multiple paths for better understanding and relating with the members of the communities we interact with daily.

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Love this book!

This book was exceptional in laying out the mindset, psychological, and practical ways we express bias and how it can be effected on a large scale. So fantastic as a reference and practical application inspiration. Thank you!