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Racial Bias

Be Wary Of Studies That Deny Racial Bias In Police Shootings

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 07.27.2016 | Healthy Living

Charles Kinsey. Philando Castile. Alton Sterling. Delrawn Small. Michael Brown. Conflicting narratives emerged in the aftermath of these cases of una...

Elephants: A Safari In Bias

Davian Hoffman | Posted 07.25.2016 | Crime
Davian Hoffman

As humans we seek connection with one another, and in the diaspora of daily life, sometimes those connections are forced upon us. We can try to find common ground with each other as a means to make these fleeting connections palatable.

Our Justice System: A Bone In America's Throat

Joseph W. Gauld | Posted 07.19.2016 | HuffPost Home
Joseph W. Gauld

The recent Louisiana and Minnesota shootings, combined with the Dallas police ambush, painfully bring to the forefront, Black Americans' deep feelings of mistrust and anger at our justice system.

Is It Racism Or Unconscious Bias?

Caroline Turner | Posted 07.15.2016 | Crime
Caroline Turner

To create a culture of inclusiveness requires that we all look at and acknowledge our unconscious biases - so we can do something about the ones that are unfair or cause harm to others.

America: Hurting in Black and Blue

Bob Herbst | Posted 07.11.2016 | Politics
Bob Herbst

America is divided and hurting, and police-community relations is one big part of that hurt. But there will be no healing between black and blue, no unity, without justice. The cameras are not going away.

Racially Biased Cancer Doctors Spend Less Time With Black Patients

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 06.27.2016 | Healthy Living

Racial bias on the part of a doctor can lead to poor communication and medical treatment for black cancer patients, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers...

Achieving Excellence Through Diversity

Dr. Natalie Cort | Posted 06.02.2016 | Black Voices
Dr. Natalie Cort

America's burgeoning and enriching multiculturalism, requires that graduate psychology programs, to remain relevant, vigorously foster students' recognition of the excellence achieved through the celebration of and advocacy for diversity.

The Software We Use To Predict Crime Is Biased Against Black People

ProPublica | Chloe Angyal | Posted 05.23.2016 | Politics

On a spring afternoon in 2014, Brisha Borden was running late to pick up her god-sister from school when she spotted an unlocked kid’s blue Huffy bi...

The Death Penalty in America Today

Johanna Wald | Posted 05.20.2016 | Crime
Johanna Wald

Last week's news told us everything we need to know about the death penalty in America today. On Thursday, May 12, in Alabama, the scheduled executi...

Another Tip from a Messy Contemplative

Eric Leroy Wilson | Posted 04.28.2016 | Religion
Eric Leroy Wilson

To sit in silence in the deepest part of God invites us all to disposes ourselves of the notion that more is always better.

Student Protests Reveal a Systemic Disease

Tehreem Rehman | Posted 04.18.2016 | Impact
Tehreem Rehman

Meet two medical students, John and Micaela: John is a white man. Micaela is a Latina woman. During orientation, classmates ask John where he is...

Tensions Endure One Year After Walter Scott Killed By South Carolina Cop

Reuters | Lilly Workneh | Posted 04.06.2016 | Black Voices

The South Carolina city where a white police officer shot dead an unarmed black man one year ago still simmers with racial tension as black residents ...

Implicit Bias Training for Police May Help, but It's Not Enough

Destiny Peery | Posted 03.14.2016 | Politics
Destiny Peery

If we're not confronting the ways that police culture or the criminal justice system or media representations are biased against certain groups, awareness of implicit biases will do little to prevent racial bias in policing or society more broadly.

Even Black Kids In Kindergarten May Face Racial Bias

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 02.17.2016 | Black Voices

A new study prompted by the spate of unarmed black men killed in America suggests people may be more likely to mistake a toy or a tool for a gun when ...

Breaking Down Beliefs of Racial Hierarchy

Dr. Gail Christopher | Posted 02.05.2016 | Black Voices
Dr. Gail Christopher

Fifty years ago, the Civil Rights Movement led to a series of laws banning public discrimination. African Americans were no longer barred from certai...

Whites Only...Perhaps More Than Just at the Oscars...

Ediberto Roman | Posted 02.08.2016 | Miami
Ediberto Roman

The question then remains, how long should we wait for the commitments for redress in our boardrooms, political chambers, and Ivory towers? People of good will and awareness need to insist on change--we must continue to write, speak, and if need be scream until someone listens and then acts.

Yes, Even Online Dating Has White Privilege

Susie Lee | Posted 01.25.2016 | Media
Susie Lee

The swipe-to-reject sites models of popular dating sites can be utterly frustrating for people of color, because judgments based on photos are highly susceptible to the stereotypes and implicit biases that come into play when viewing photos of strangers.

A Sickness Unto Death: Affluenza, Tamir Rice, and the Erasure of Black Childhood

Timothy N. Welbeck, Esq. | Posted 01.18.2016 | Black Voices
Timothy N. Welbeck, Esq.

This difference, of how our society perceives black and white children is what makes the juxtaposition of Couch and Rice particularly compelling. The individuals within the cogs of the criminal justice system examining the liability of Officers Loehmann and Garmback in the death of Tamir Rice absolved them of responsibility in Rice's tragic death.

You Look Familiar: How Physical Similarity May Contribute to Stereotyping

Cognitive Neuroscience Society | Posted 01.07.2016 | Science
Cognitive Neuroscience Society

If the propensity to generalize social traits based on physical features really does contribute to stereotyping, it's possible that exposure to examples that contradict common stereotypes may lessen prejudice by weakening the perceived link between looks and personality.

2015 Year in Review: What We Can Learn From Prejudice in an Era of Globalization

Jeff Singh | Posted 12.31.2015 | Politics
Jeff Singh

The world is becoming more and more globalized with multiple cultures crossing paths like never before. That trend is not going anywhere, it is on the rise. How we relate with each other and how we raise each other in this globalized world is the question

To Combat Racial Bias by Airbnb Hosts, Try Blind Reservations

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 12.11.2015 | Technology

A new Harvard study found racial discrimination by Airbnb hosts -- a poignant reminder that new technology doesn't automatically eliminate old problem...

Are You Sure You Know the Latest HIV-Prevention Strategies?

C. Virginia Fields | Posted 12.01.2015 | Black Voices
C. Virginia Fields

Too few people within the black community and other disproportionately-affected groups have access to or even know about the options that are available, such as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to prevent infection or antiretroviral therapy (ART) to treat it.

Helping Children Cope With Crisis

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.09.2015 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

Children desperately need adults to help them process and cope within the violent and uncertain world we have created for them. They also need to see adults working with and for them to create a better, safer nation and world for tomorrow

'Driving While Black' Is Real, Study Finds

The New York Times | Chloe Angyal | Posted 10.25.2015 | Politics

Rufus Scales, 26 and black, was driving his younger brother Devin to his hair-cutting class in this genteel, leafy city when they heard the siren’s ...

Me and My Bias

Peter DiCaprio | Posted 10.26.2015 | Politics
Peter DiCaprio

I see my ability to be consciously aware of my biases as the best hope of managing them and, because of that, not acting them out in my life and, therefore, being less of an instrument of oppression in the lives of others who are impacted by me.