How Do We Overcome Unconscious Racial Biases?

28 May 2012

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There is evidence that unconscious racist biases play a role in things that matter very much. In the video featured in this post, Yale University's Professor Paul Bloom addresses racist stereotypes. Bloom refers to a study that was done to determine whether white candidates were more likely to get jobs as opposed to their black counterparts and vice versa. The study revealed that white  candidates were more likely to get a job "when a judgement call" had to be made. The study was done three times over a 16-year period and showed the same results each time.

However, we can structure our world such that we can make it that unconscious biases matter less, argues Bloom.

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