There’s an anecdote about Jesse Jackson that’s often mentioned in discussions of implicit bias– involves him feeling nervous about footsteps behind him, then feeling relieved that the person is white. I’ve just had this query about it, and I’m wondering if one of you can help!
My question is this: do you have a source for the quotation? It’s not hard to find it online, but nailing the origin is harder. St John and Heald-Moore attribute it to Newsweek on 13th December 1993, but it’s not there; others trace it to the Chicago Sun Times, also from late 1993 – but I can’t find an electronic edition of that.