Tuesday, April 2, 7pm
UMSL at Grand Center, St. Louis Public Radio Community Room, 3651 Olive St.
Left Bank Books and St. Louis Public Radio's ...and the Kitchen Sink series welcome Stanford professor of psychology Jennifer Eberhardt, who will sign and discuss her new book, Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do, with Holly Edgell!
You don’t have to be racist to be biased. Unconscious bias can be at work without our realizing it, and ingrained stereotypes can infect our visual perception, attention, memory, and behavior. This has an impact on education, employment, housing, and criminal justice. In Biased, with a perspective that is at once scientific, investigative, and informed by personal experience, Jennifer Eberhardt offers us insights into the dilemma and a path forward. Unblinking about the tragic consequences of prejudice, Eberhardt addresses how racial bias is not the fault of nor restricted to a few “bad apples” but is present at all levels of society in media, education, and business.
“Jennifer Eberhardt’s work is essential to helping us understand racial inequalities in our country and around the world.”—Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow
This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of Biased from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line.
Click here to pre-order your copy!
Holly Edgell is the Editor of a four-station collaborative coverage initiative on race, identity and culture. Holly comes to St. Louis Public Radio as a journalist with more than 20 years of experience. In addition to working as a television news producer in several cities, in 2010 she launched 12 St. Louis-area websites for Patch.com, the hyperlocal news initiative introduced by AOL. In 2012, she was part of the leadership team that launched WCPO Insider (WCPO.com), the first local television news initiative to introduce an a la carte subscription model for exclusive, in-depth content that audiences could not find elsewhere. She later served as Director of Digital media for KSHB-TV in Kansas City and WEWS-TV in Cleveland. She is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and the Society of Professional Journalists. In addition to newsroom experience, Holly taught journalism at the University of Missouri and Florida A&M University.