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Racial Bias

97 Percent Of DC's Prisoners In One Type Of Solitary Confinement Are Black

The Huffington Post | Dana Liebelson | Posted 09.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At least 66,000 inmates in state and federal prisons were held in some form of solitary confinement last year, according to a report re...

Scientists Find A Way To Combat Racial Bias Among Little Kids

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 08.31.2015 | Science

First, they found that infants as young as 3 months old show racial bias. Now they've found a way to shake up those early preferences -- an...

How Black Life In New Orleans Has -- And Hasn't -- Improved Since Katrina

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 08.27.2015 | Black Voices

The State of Black New Orleans report released by the National Urban League on Wednesday gives clear context for the many ongoing challenges black re...

Empathy and Decision Making

Mark Baer | Posted 08.17.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

We are both members of The Esquire Network (TEN) and he has been mentioning that we seem to have very similar approaches to the practice of law and suggesting that we should discuss it further over breakfast. We did just that.

The SCOTUS Fair Housing Act Decision a Welcome & Needed Win Following Racial Tragedy

Jennifer Richeson | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
Jennifer Richeson

It was in the wake of the murder of Martin Luther King, Jr. in April 1968 that President Lyndon Johnson signed into law a major pillar of U.S. civil rights legislation, the Fair Housing Act.

Scientists Find Simple Way To Reduce Racial Bias

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 06.24.2015 | Science

How are racist attitudes propagated and what can we do to reduce them? Those questions are in the air in the wake of the church massacre in Charleston...

5 Steps to Understanding Racial Bias

John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D. | Posted 05.27.2015 | Impact
John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D.

Whether in business or personal life, racial bias separates people from their possibilities, organizations from the causes of equality and justice, and society from the benefits of true inclusion. It is incumbent upon each of us to eliminate racial bias where we find it.

Why Freddie Gray Matters to All of Us

Joseph M. Costa | Posted 05.12.2015 | Crime
Joseph M. Costa

Approximately a third of the residents we serve in the residential treatment program are African American. Every time an incident like that of the death of Freddie Gray occurs, I am reminded that the African-American residents we serve are as much at risk because of the color of their skin as for any of their behaviors.

Baltimore PD Indictment Is One Thing, Conviction Is Another

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.05.2015 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Maryland State Attorney Marilyn Mosby acted swiftly and courageously in indicting the cops who killed Freddie Gray. But as time has shown, it's one thing to indict and another to convict cops. Let's hope this go-round it will be different.

The Parable of Baltimore

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.01.2015 | Politics
Jim Wallis

The parable of Baltimore is one that we need to learn from if our responses are ever to be as deep as the problems are. And admitting that the things we accept and don't accept do indeed have to do with race is a first honest step.

Janie Velencia

Millennials Divided By Race When It Comes To Trusting The Justice System

HuffingtonPost.com | Janie Velencia | Posted 04.29.2015 | Politics

Young Americans are evenly divided on whether they believe the U.S. justice system is fair and unbiased, with white millennials expressing far more tr...

Stop Using "People Are Over-Sensitive" to Excuse Racial Bias

Toria Sheffield | Posted 06.21.2015 | Impact
Toria Sheffield

Just because I don't see it day-to-day or have not experienced it first hand doesn't mean it's not very real.

Macrina Cooper-White

When 'Deshawn' And 'Greg' Act Out In Class, Guess Who Gets Branded A Troublemaker

HuffingtonPost.com | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 04.21.2015 | Science

Research has shown that young black students in American schools are expelled and suspended three times as often as white students. Now a disturbing n...

Sara Boboltz

Editors Are Trying To Fix Wikipedia's Gender And Racial Bias Problem

HuffingtonPost.com | Sara Boboltz | Posted 04.15.2015 | Technology

For looking up a quick fact or reviewing a subject fast, Wikipedia is king. But as a site aiming to be the “sum of all human knowledge,” it’s la...

Call for Reason, Common Sense and Deliberate Joint Action

Dr. Amos C. Brown | Posted 06.03.2015 | Religion
Dr. Amos C. Brown

Graham is not wrong that parents should teach their children to respect law enforcement. But his post failed to acknowledge that the relationship between institutions of authority and citizens is a two-way street.

A Conversation About Hollywood and Diversity: Why It Matters

Patricia Leavy, PhD | Posted 05.31.2015 | Media
Patricia Leavy, PhD

We have come together to have a conversation about racism and the media industry. As scholars, we are concerned about systemic biases in Hollywood and how they influence people's ideas and behaviors in the real world, in ways that people may be unaware of.

Everything You Need To Know About What's Happened In Ferguson

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 03.14.2015 | Black Voices

The death of 18-year-old Michael Brown last August ignited protest over issues of race and police brutality that has rocked Ferguson, Missouri, and do...

A Program Aimed At Reducing Racial Bias May Be Coming To Your City

Associated Press | ERIC TUCKER | Posted 03.12.2015 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Six cities will participate in a federal pilot program aimed at reducing racial bias and improving ties between law enforcement and...

The Beautiful Discomfort of John Ridley's American Crime

Wade Davis II | Posted 05.10.2015 | Entertainment
Wade Davis II

Acceptance and forgiveness cannot happen without being self-reflective. American Crime, in many ways, holds up a mirror to us all, causing internal and hopefully external awareness to occur around the ways we care for each other.

You Are the Person Behind the Badge

Lynette Mae | Posted 05.02.2015 | Crime
Lynette Mae

The symbol of the badge requires more from an officer because no other individual is given so much authority and trust. What other profession has the ability to literally take away someone's freedom? In a country built upon individual freedom, this is no small thing.

Mass Incarceration's Impact on Black and Latino Women and Children

Herron Keyon Gaston | Posted 04.22.2015 | Black Voices
Herron Keyon Gaston

As Americans, we know the overwhelming impact incarceration has on our children and our communities. No longer can we afford to sit idle on the sidelines with bated breath and watch our communities deteriorate. Instead, we must place stronger demands on our government.

'Dark Girls'

Suna Senman | Posted 04.11.2015 | Books
Suna Senman

The overall tone gives a glow of positivity -- like the sunlight warming a cold place in the shadows. Dark Girls gives us all an opportunity to reflect on our unconscious thoughts, words and actions.

My Bias Against Measuring Bias

Margie Omero | Posted 03.28.2015 | Politics
Margie Omero

We'll need far more than a single question to decode the role gender has in Clinton's political fortunes. We would need to control for party, and mask that we're investigating bias. Because if voters are viewing Clinton through the lens of party, rather than gender, perhaps that may be progress after all.

What White Educators Can Learn From Pittsburgh's Police Chief

Gregory Michie | Posted 03.15.2015 | Education
Gregory Michie

McLay's words were intended mainly for the officers under his command. But they could just as well have been addressed to educators in our nation's schools.

#WhiteCoats4BlackLives: Health Care Workers Stage Nationwide Protests

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 12.14.2014 | Black Voices

Medical students from more than 70 schools on Wednesday protested racial profiling and police brutality through the social media initiative #WhiteCoat...