Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Implicit Bias and Philosophy, Volume 2Moral Responsibility,  Structural Injustice, and Ethics$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Michael Brownstein and Jennifer Saul

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780198766179

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198766179.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2017. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see http://www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 23 May 2017

Stereotypes and Prejudices: Whose Responsibility?

Stereotypes and Prejudices: Whose Responsibility?

Indirect Personal Responsibility for Implicit Biases

Chapter:
(p.90) 1.4 Stereotypes and Prejudices: Whose Responsibility?
Source:
Implicit Bias and Philosophy, Volume 2
Author(s):

Maureen Sie

Nicole van Voorst Vader-Bours

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198766179.003.0005

This chapter explores the interrelations between stereotypes, prejudices, and implicit biases, investigates why particular stereotypes and prejudices are harmful, and discusses what this implies for personal responsibility. It argues that the discontinuation of harmful stereotypes and prejudices requires a collective effort. When implicit biases are the probable cause of a collective’s failure to discontinue them, members of that collective have a personal responsibility to compensate for the impact of implicit biases. This is called an account of indirect personal responsibility, because responsibility to compensate for the impact of implicit bias is established regardless of whether we are able to prevent or control such an impact. The chapter concludes with an example inviting people to consider the hypothesis that their behavior might be triggered by disavowed stereotypes and prejudices, and the benefits that allowing for that possibility brings us.

Keywords:   stereotype, prejudice, implicit biases, harm, responsibility

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .