Additional resources from the "Uncovering Unconscious Bias in Communications" webinar

On July 29, Akron Area PRSA hosted a virtual panel discussion titled Uncovering Unconscious Bias in Communications featuring local experts Andre Campbell, Director, Diversity & Inclusion, United Way of Summit County; Carla J. Davis, Marketing Communications Director, Akron-Summit County Public Library; Judi Hill, President, NAACP Akron; and Peggy Zone Fisher, President & CEO, The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio. 



Resources mentioned during the video include: 


Microaggressions and Marginality, Dr. Derald Sue (2010)
Thinking Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman (2011)
Blindspot, Mahzarin Banaji and Anthony Greenwald (2013)


Harvard Implicit Association Test:

Need for industry to intensify efforts to increase diversity and strengthen partnerships with smaller firms. National Black Public Relations Society, 2015. Written by Dr. Rochelle Ford, APR.

“The Public Relations Industry Is Too White and the Solution Starts with Higher Education” By Kelsey Landis.

Female employees are more likely to hold Communications degrees, and White students earn the majority (69,316) of the degrees. Data USA: Communications. This chart shows the number of degrees awarded in Communications for each race & ethnicity. White students earned the largest share of the degrees with this major. Data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Completions.

How Organizations Can Support the Mental Health of Black Employees” Harvard Business Review. Carla did not get a chance to cite this article by Dr. Angela-Neal Barnett, Kent State University, expert in panic and anxiety among African Americans.