Jessica Nordell and Emma Dabiri on Moving Beyond Racial Bias
In Conversation with Adam Rutherford at the Hay Festival Winter Weekend
We know that prejudiced behavior that clashes with our consciously held beliefs exists, to corrosive and even lethal effect. It robs organizations of talent, science of breakthroughs, politics of insight, individuals of their futures, and communities of justice. The Hay Festival Winter Weekend hosts Jessica Nordell (The End of Bias) and Emma Dabiri (What White People Can Do Next) for a wide-ranging conversation with scientist, broadcaster, and writer Adam Rutherford.
Jessica Nordell has spent ten years immersed in the cognitive science, social psychology, and developmental research that underpin current efforts to change our behavior. In The End of Bias, she meets the scientists, psychologists, teachers, entrepreneurs, activists, and police working to solve one of the great issues of our time.
Emma Dabiri’s incisive, radical, and practical essay, “What White People Can Do Next,” is a deliberate provocation; a robust, powerful and nuanced examination of race, class, and capitalism drawn from years of academic study and lived experience, as well as personal reflections on a year like no other. With intellectual rigor, wit, and clarity, she ushers in a vision of a new, reimagined future where “whiteness” and “white privilege” are interrogated, the impact of class re-examined, and racialized thinking deconstructed.