Invisible Bias Creating Racial Disparities


The world is filled with biases, and as we go about our everyday lives we are not always as conscious of these biases as we should be. Frank H. Wu, author of Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White, presents his idea of a new paradigm of civil rights that goes beyond a black-white paradigm, while also addressing subtle forms of racial discrimination that exist in the everyday world and workplace and provides suggestions for how we can all become more aware and act accordingly.

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I. Invisible Biases
    A. Why the Obsession?
    B. The Beginning of the Story
    C. Hyphenated Identity
    D. Race is Not Figuratively, Symbolically or Metaphorically Black and White
    E. Stereotyping
    F. The Perpetual Foreigner
   G. A Promise of a Diverse Democracy
   H. Suffering from Compassion Fatigue

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Frank H. Wu

Frank H. Wu currently holds the title of Distinguished Professor, the highest rank accorded faculty at UC Hastings. He was renewed early and unanimously for a second term of service as Chancellor & Dean, after being voted the most “influential” dean in legal education in a poll by National Jurist magazine.

Before joining UC Hastings, where he also held the William B. Lockhart Chair for six years, he was a member of the faculty at Howard University, the nation’s leading historically black college/university, for a decade. He served as Dean of Wayne State University Law School in his hometown of Detroit, and he has been a visiting professor at University of Michigan; an adjunct professor at Columbia University; and a Thomas C. Grey Teaching Fellow at Stanford University. He taught at the Peking University School of Transnational Law in its inaugural year.

He is dedicated to civic engagement and volunteer service. In April 2016, he was elected by the members of Committee of 100 as their Chair. The Committee of 100 is a non-profit membership organization. Founded by individuals such as cellist Yo-Yo Ma and architect IM Pei, the group invites Chinese Americans who have achieved the highest levels of success to join, working on twin missions of promoting good relations between the US and China and the civic engagement of Chinese Americans.

Mr. Wu was appointed by the federal Department of Education to its National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI), and by the Defense Department to the Military Leadership Diversity Commission. He currently is a Trustee of Deep Springs College, a highly-selective full-scholarship all-male school enrolling 26 on a student-run cattle ranch near Death Valley. He was, for a decade, a Trustee of Gallaudet University, the only university in the world dedicated to deaf and hard of hearing persons. He served on the Board of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Education Fund.

Mr. Wu is the author of “Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White” and co-author of “Race, Rights and Reparation: Law and the Japanese American Internment.” His work has appeared in the New York Times and the Washington Post. He blogs regularly for the Huffington Post.

Prior to his academic career, he held a clerkship with the late U.S. District Judge Frank J. Battisti in Cleveland and practiced law with the firm of Morrison & Foerster in San Francisco. While there, he devoted a quarter of his time to pro bono work.

Mr. Wu received his J.D. from University of Michigan Law School in 1991, and his B.A. from Johns Hopkins University in 1988.


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Course Code : 775571

Release Date : 04/26/2017

Length : 54min
Recorded Date : 1/26/2017

Format Type : eLearning
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