Author: Christen Lee

Christen is a philanthropic and nonprofit consultant with 10 years experience in the nonprofit sector. With Kordant Philanthropy Advisors, she provides research, strategy, and content/program development services to philanthropic and nonprofit clients. Christen previously served in leadership positions with nonprofits including Asian Immigrant Women Advocates, Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy, Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy, and The Sustainable Economies Law Center. She also serves on the Community Grants Committee of the Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco. A former attorney, she holds a J.D. degree from UC Berkeley School of Law and graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in History.

Racial Discrimination and Implicit Bias

Discussions about racial profiling and other discriminatory practices usually focus on explicit bias—that is, discriminatory beliefs and practices that a person, society, or government intentionally and consciously supports. However, implicit bias is as powerful, if not a more powerful, factor behind discriminatory policies and practices that lead to unjust outcomes.