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‘Implicit racial bias’ Training is Coming to Your School, for Better or Worse

Crains 20 December 2017 No Comment

With no public attention, “implicit racial bias” training for Illinois teachers became state law on July 1. Be concerned. The issue is whether the training, which is mandatory and unfunded, will be another self-defeating chapter in identity politics, dominated by those who inflame racial division in the name of “equity.”

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Public Act 100-0014 provides that “each school board shall require in-service training for school personnel to include training to develop cultural competency, including understanding and reducing implicit racial bias.” “Implicit racial bias,” according to the statute, “means a preference, positive or negative, for a racial or ethnic group that operates outside of awareness. This bias has three different components: affective, behavioral and cognitive.”

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