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WXYZ virtual town hall discusses the 'Hidden Bias of Good People'

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Posted at 2:41 PM, Mar 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-08 21:56:32-05

(WXYZ) — Following tonight's special: 'Hidden Bias of Good People,' 7 Action News dived deeper with a special virtual town hall.

Dave LewAllen, Carolyn Clifford, and Glenda Lewis hosted a discussion of the subject with a panel of experts, further examining implicit bias.

Implicit bias has been studied for years, and it's an incredibly complex topic that involves nearly every facet of society: race, gender, age, education, economics, where a person lives, how they were raised. All of these factors and more play a role in implicit bias.

Implicit bias means people do things without being aware of them, making decisions or taking actions based on preference we might have toward a person or group of people.