How to Interrupt and Recognize Your Own Implicit Biases with Mirna Santiago | Miranda Warnings

By Brendan Kennedy

How to Interrupt and Recognize Your Own Implicit Biases with Mirna Santiago | Miranda Warnings

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This week on Miranda Warnings, Mirna M. Santiago, founder of Girls Rule the Law joins David to talk about the dangers of having racism and biases codified into law, especially voter fraud protection laws.

Santiago who is a member of the law firm Hurwitz and Fine also discusses how systemic racism has an impact on education, which has been exacerbated over the past year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent school closures. She also shares some ways in which these problems can be solved.

Santiago also chairs NYSBA’s Committee on Diversity and Inclusion which created a 28-Day Racial Equity Challenge to celebrate Black History Month.  She talks about some of the lessons people can learn from taking part in the challenge and gives some tips for people to recognize and interrupt implicit biases.

She also discusses the challenges the legal industry faces in the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion space and how law firms can take steps to improve the number of BIPOC attorneys that are in their leadership ranks.

 

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