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.
“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.
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.