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Implicit Bias: What We Don't Think We Think

A resource for leaders, preachers, and congregations who want to learn and teach about implicit bias.

This resource has been created for anyone who is interested in learning and teaching others about implicit bias. The learning engagements included in each section allow for individual work, group work, and sermon preparation. All of the learning engagements recognize and lift up the reality that context is known best by those on the ground. Thus, while this course provides multiple entry points for learning about, thinking through, and transforming action regarding implicit bias, it does not contextualize the information for you. Implicit Bias: What We Don’t Think We Think honors the contextual wisdom that you and others will bring to this material. Each exercise is an invitation to the sacred journey of discovering with your church and community how God is leading you to use this material faithfully within your context.


Your Instructor


Rev. Michelle Ledder
Rev. Michelle Ledder
The Rev. E. Michelle Ledder works for GCORR (the General Commission on Religion and Race) and serves as their Director of Equity and Anti-Racism. She focuses on writing curriculum and facilitating workshops which teach the United Methodist Church, at all levels, how to live into increasingly honorable forms of anti-racism including but not limited to: implicit bias; anti-racist covenants; the skills to interrupt racism in real-time; economic redistribution and racial equity; and dismantling racism in language, relationships, policy, and systems. Rev. Ledder is an ordained elder in the AME (African Methodist Episcopal) Church and serves as an Assistant Minister at Metropolitan AME Church in Washington DC, where the Rev. William H. Lamar, IV is the pastor. Michelle is finishing up work toward earning a Ph.D. at Emory University with a focus on homiletics (preaching) and pedagogy (teaching). Her dissertation is titled: Preaching Truth: An Anti-Racist Anti-Racism Homiletic for 21st Century White Preachers. She lives in Baltimore with her Schnoodle, Webster.

Course Curriculum


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