This was a profound book that hit me in the gut. I listened to the audiobook and found myself rewinding several times. Jennifer Eberhardt leads the reader (or listener) through the neurological reasons many people have that “first reaction” before laying out the problematic consequences of the brain’s wiring. So as the old adage goes, being aware is the first step toward recovery. I certainly hope so. BIASED makes the case for immersing ourselves as much as possible in diverse and multicultural environments, to mitigate against a fear of what is foreign, to train our brain to be more accepting. Our hearts may want to be open, and that may be our intention, but the default system we operate on can be lazy, always gearing us toward what is familiar. This is a very important read.