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Friend, foe or food? Hidden biases influence us all

July 01, 2017

What is your immediate response when you encounter someone you identify as white, or black, or Hispanic? A man or a woman? Does any of that influence your vote? Who you pick as a friend?

And, more importantly, are you aware of your first reactions?

Implicit bias has become one of the community’s buzzwords. Schools, law enforcement agencies and other groups are trying to determine what makes them tick.

Groups are studying affordable housing, education, jobs and family, and health. Gainesville For All is supported by a grant from the Community Foundation of North Central Florida.

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