Everyone’s a little bit biased.
But Alexis McGill Johnson of the American Values Institute thinks that by identifying and understanding our biases, we can rid ourselves of the emotion and anxiety that often come with them.
Johnson spoke to The Cycle hosts about racial anxiety on Thursday, describing the need to bridge the automatically triggered “defense mechanisms” to get to a point where substantive policy discussions can flourish and not be hindered by undercurrents of racial tension.
Watch to hear more about Johnson’s implicit bias test. You can also check out the website, perception.org, and take the bias test.