In society today some people are beginning to make change. They are becoming less prejudiced, and using fewer stereotypes. The question is whether this is due to internal, or external motivations. Meaning are people being less racist because in their heart they know it is wrong? Or, are they being less racist because they are scared of the societal consequences and being known as a racist and getting canceled by society, or maybe because of legal reasons? Either way, how they approach this has a lot to do with something called implicit bias. Implicit bias is a form of bias that occurs automatically and unintentionally. Though it is automatic and unintentional it plays a big role in people’s behaviors, thoughts and judgements. In the article by Michael Johns, Internal Motivation to Respond without Prejudice and Automatic Egalitarian Goal Activation, two different studies are conducted to see how internal and external motivations affect someone’s implicit bias. It was found that people who were more internally motivated showed less implicit bias than people who were more externally motivated and I feel like this is extremely important for our society. If people take this information and try to become more internally motivated, then implicit racism will decline which will in turn help fight against racism and prejudice. This is one step out of many to try and stop racism. My question to you is will you take the next step and think about what drives your motivation to be anti racist?