I. Street Law: Implicit Bias Lesson Plan Created by: Megan Crenshaw May 14, 2014. Opinion Poll. 1. An attractive person will always be hired before a less attractive, but equally qualified person. Reality.
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Implicit Bias Lesson Plan
Created by: Megan Crenshaw
May 14, 2014
1. An attractive person will always be hired before a less attractive, but equally qualified person.
-Studies show that attractive people are likely to earn 3 to 4 % more than people with below-average looks.
-That adds up to almost $230,000 over a lifetime.
2. Referees only base their calls on the rules of the game.
-Studies show that more personal fouls are called against players when their game is officiated by an opposite-race refereeing crew than when officiated by a same-race refereeing crew.
3. Obese people are less likely to be hired than average-weight people.
-Studies show that obese people are more often disqualified from being hired and less often nominated for supervisory positions.
-These findings are most pronounced in obese females.
Please return to your seats!
“The attitudes or stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions, and decisions in an unconscious manner.”
Perceptions of Crime…
You are walking in a public park near Ballard and see someone with a pair of bolt cutters trying to cut off a bike chain.
What would your initial reaction be? What would you think they were doing?
Take out your note card. (You won’t be turning it in)
Number from 1- 10 and write down either a T or an O for your INITIAL reaction.
“What Would You Do? The Bike Thief”
What could be causing these differences?
The Impact of Implicit Bias on
Convictions and Sentences…
5. If a black person and a white person are accused of the same crime, they have an equal chance of getting convicted.
Studies show that:
1.With at least one black member in the jury pool:
Conviction rates were almost identical for blacks and whites.
2. Without any black members in the jury pool:
Black defendants were significantly more likely than whites to be convicted.
6. If a girl and boy are convicted of the same crime, they should get the same jail sentence.
1. Men receive 63% longer sentences on average than women do
2. Women are twice as likely to avoid incarceration if convicted.”
7. If a 60-year-old and a 22-year-old are convicted of the same crime, the 60- year-old should receive a shorter sentence.