Our 'Blindspot': Hidden Biases with Real-Life Consequences

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This week, The Takeaway has looked at the workplace, how it's changed over the past few decades, and how working parents balance career and family life.

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's new book encourages women to "Lean In" at work, partly to counter the stereotypes many working women face as they navigate family and career.

According to Anthony Greenwald, professor of psychology at the University of Washington, and Mahzarin Banaji, professor of social ethics at Harvard University, the vast majority of us have to work hard to counteract our biases because most of the stereotypes we hold are deeply ingrained.

Professors Greenwald and Banaji are the authors of "Blindspot: The Hidden Biases of Good People," a new book that examines innate prejudice, and how to counteract it.