Implicit Bias

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STUDY: Machines Are Just as Racist as Humans

But researchers say artificially intelligent machines can be fixed.

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This Trio of Studies Sadly Illustrates the Impact of Racism on Black People

From education to income to insurance, White supremacy strikes again and again.

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STUDY: Preschool Teachers Harbor Implicit Racial Bias

Black preschoolers are 3.6 times more likely to be suspended than White students.

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Every Time the Candidates Mentioned People of Color During the Debate

Hillary Clinton: “It’s just a fact that if you’re a young African-American man and you do the same thing as a young White man, you are more likely to be arrested, charged, convicted and incarcerated.”

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FBI, DEA, U.S. Attorneys to Receive Mandatory Implicit Bias Training

Attorney General Loretta Lynch: “Today’s announcement is an important step in our ongoing efforts to promote fairness, eliminate bias and build the stronger, safer, more just society that all Americans deserve.”

STUDY: White Teachers Often Expect Black Students to Fail

And researchers say those low expectations frequently become self-fulfilling prophecies.

Implicit Bias in the Time of Trump

For the past 10 years, the concept of implicit bias—the race prejudice we hold in our unconscious minds—has been a key concept in our racial justice strategy and programs. In this Trumpian age of in-your-face racism, we're reconsidering how we use this tool.

Hiring More Cops of Color Won't End Police Violence Against Black Civilians

Rinku Sen argues that boosting racial diversity in police departments isn't enough to stop racist policing. The solution, she says, lies in confronting unconscious, hidden racial bias and taking a top-to-bottom look at how race affects policies and practices, regardless of who is carrying them out. 

Life Cycles of Inequity: A Colorlines Series on Black Men

A monthly series exploring the ways in which injustice impacts every stage of black male life.

Airbnb Challenges Harvard Racial Discrimination Study

It's shedding new light on how implicit bias functions in even seemingly innocuous institutions.

COLORLINES CLASSIC: The Racist Mind

The huge gulf in white and black understanding of George Zimmerman's verdict raises tough questions about the relationship between explicit racism, unconscious bias, policymaking and culture.

Putting Casual Racism on Trial

How silence on race intensified racism in the George Zimmerman trial.