New Research Suggests Fear of Disease Is at the Root of Racism
Americans who live in states with higher rates of infectious diseases are more likely to hold racist views.
Fear of Being Branded Racist Increases Police Support for Excessive Force
New research finds the stereotype of a racist cop decreases officers' sense of moral authority, which may make them more likely to resort to coercive tactics.
One Reason Why White People in Southern States Still Have a Higher Rate of Bias Against Black Americans
New research finds that white Americans are more likely to hold unconscious biases against black Americans if their home region was once heavily dependent on slavery.
Men Are Judged Based on Their Potential; Women Are Judged Based on Their Past Performance
"By not fully recognizing leadership potential in female candidates, organizations are inhibiting the prospects of half of their talent."
Algorithms Are Biased. That Might Help Regulators End Discrimination, a New Paper Argues.
Algorithmic prejudices can create inequalities. But in doing so, they might help lawyers pinpoint discrimination where they could not in the past.
Unconscious Teacher Bias Harms Black College Students
New research finds implicit racism can lead to anxiety among instructors, leading to poorer lessons and lower test scores.
Why Studying and Working Hard Isn't Enough for Black Americans
Data about bias may tell us more than we thought about inequality, violence, and the need to embrace humanity, writes Vishnu Sridharan, co-author of "Umbrellas Don’t Make It Rain," a recent report on race and economic achievement.
What Can We Do About the Fact That We're All a Little Bit Prejudiced?
New research on implicit bias offers some valuable insights on how it operates in negotiation settings—but also highlights the complicated ways it resists intervention.