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Racial Bias

A Glance At Recent Racial Tension On American College Campuses

AP | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 11.10.2015 | College

A glance at several recent incidents on U.S. college campuses involving race: Nov. 9, 2015: The heads of the University of Missouri System and its ...

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&rsqu...

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.

Drivers Show Signs Of Racial Bias At Crosswalks, Initial Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 10.18.2015 | Science

Does the race of a pedestrian determine whether a driver will stop to let them cross the street?  A joint preliminary study by researchers a...

New Study Confirms Depressing Truth About Names And Racial Bias

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 10.08.2015 | Science

Students with stereotypically "black"-sounding names tend to be labeled as troublemakers by teachers. Job applicants with such names are less li...

Schools Nationwide Are Working To Overcome Bias In Education

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 09.23.2015 | Media

Education Week: Beyond Bias: Countering Stereotypes in School In its purest form, education should be a great class equalizer. But th...

Police Officer Fired For Racial Bias After Falsely Claiming Black Man Attacked Her

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 09.16.2015 | Black Voices

Seattle Police Officer Cynthia Whitlatch was fired Tuesday for showing racial bias and a lack of remorse when she improperly arrested a 69-year-old b...

Sorry Bratton, You Can’t Say Race Has Nothing To Do With This

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 09.10.2015 | Sports

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton has expressed unambiguous concern since news broke of some of his cops wrongfully slamming former tennis star Jam...

Racism Is Not Isolated

Kate Kenski | Posted 09.08.2015 | Parents
Kate Kenski

Racism happens more than many people realize. When we are not the individuals directly targeted, we may not recognize it. But racism happens in our own backyards.

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 | 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 | 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 | 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.