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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. 

 

WATCH A RECORDING OF THIS MEETING HERE

Resources mentioned during the video include: 

Books

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: https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/takeatest.html 

nbprs.org/nbprs-state-of-the-industry/

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.

https://www.insightintodiversity.com/the-public-relations-industry-is-too-white-and-the-solution-starts-with-higher-education/

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

https://datausa.io/profile/cip/communications#demographics

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.

https://hbr.org/2020/06/how-organizations-can-support-the-mental-health-of-black-employees?autocomplete=true

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.