Causes and Solutions of Implicit Bias Have to have the facts, causes, consequences and solutions of implicit bias. When is the last time a stereotype popped into your mind? If you are like most people, the authors included, it happens all the time.
That doesn’t make you a racist, sexist, or whatever-ist. It just means your brain is working properly, noticing patterns, and making generalizations. But the same thought processes that make people smart can also make them biased. This tendency for stereotype-confirming thoughts to pass spontaneously through our minds is what psychologists call implicit bias. Studies of implicit bias have recently drawn ire from both right and left.