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Using Neuroscience to Fight Racism
December 4, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm $11
Racism is a system in which people are treated a particular way based on their race. Racism exists because of racial prejudice, where we make judgments about people based entirely on their race and not on actual experience. Our brains react to people who are different from us within milliseconds. At this Science on Tap, Dr. Larry Sherman, professor of neuroscience, will explore how our brains engage in prejudice, the consequences of prejudice and racism for both racists and people who experience racism in their daily lives, and how understanding these processes suggest ways that we can overcome prejudice and racism in our society.