dr chloe warren is a science writer, writer writer, mc, occasional comedian, and guinea pig appreciator.

What can be done to reduce unconscious bias?

This article was published by SBS Life in February 2017, as part of the #FaceUpToRacism campaign.

 Flickr/  hepingting    CC BY-SA 2.0

Flickr/ hepingting CC BY-SA 2.0

While most of us harbour some kind of implicit bias and make unconscious judgments about people who don't look like us, there are ways that we can begin to break our habits.

Scientists have repeatedly shown, using a number of different methods, that most of us have less empathy for people who don’t look like us (the ‘out-group’) compared to those that do (the ‘in-group’).

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