CLINTON: Lester, I think implicit bias is a problem for everyone, not just police. I think, unfortunately, too many of us in our great country jump to conclusions about each other. And therefore, I think we* need all of us to be asking hard questions about, you know, why am I feeling this way?Good question and the answer is probably that your education and worldliness is dragging you off course. It's true that trivial issues (birtherism) were raised in last nights debates and Trump was playing defense much of the night being targeted by HRC and the "moderator" simultaneously. On the other hand, he landed some hey-makers that simply go unnoticed by those who rigorously follow the news and current events - Pointing out that the email server was NOT a "mistake" and that her staff all took the 5th (nice touch holding up the right hand) was one that comes to mind. You know this and consider it old news but my guess is that most voters do not (if they don't watch Fox News where would they have ever heard about it?). Also, for good or bad, Trump dominated the focus of the event which is to say, everyone was watching him (not her) and when she spoke I found myself wishing she would speed up the boilerplate and finish so that I could hear what HE had to say on the subject - even while she was speaking I found myself watching him and his reactions - I don't think I was an outlier in that regard. Then there are the intangible differences that speak louder than words and impact debate watchers at a deeper level which is not quantifiable but is real (implicitly real, if you know what I mean).
|implicit bias NOT a problem|
*That would be the Royal "we", not the We the People "we".