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Implicit Bias and Epistemic Oppression in Confronting Racism

Holroyd, Jules and Puddifoot, Katherine (2021) 'Implicit Bias and Epistemic Oppression in Confronting Racism.', Journal of the American Philosophical Association. .


Motivating reforms to address discrimination and exclusion is important. But what epistemic practices characterise better or worse ways of doing this? Recently, the phenomena of implicit biases have played a large role in motivating reforms. We argue that this strategy risks perpetuating two kinds of epistemic oppression: the vindication dynamic and contributory injustice. We offer positive proposals for avoiding these forms of epistemic oppression when confronting racism.

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Date accepted:20 March 2021
Date deposited:07 April 2021
Date of first online publication:2021
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