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It Doesn’t Just Happen at Starbucks. Teachers Need Racial Bias Training Too.

Zachary Wright, a white man and 12th-grade literature teacher, relates how he came to understand his complicity in the perpetuation of systems of racial oppression. “The tearing down of implicit racial bias is not a one-off exercise, but rather something…

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Beyond Starbucks: How Racism Shapes Customer Service

Following the Starbucks incident, in which a barista called 911 because two African American men were waiting in the store, researchers Alexandra C. Feldberg and Tami Kim report their findings about discrimination in customer service in the hospitality industry.  Beyond…

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Preventing Racial Bias in the Classroom: What One Researcher Hopes to Learn

Doris Chang, Director of Clinical Training and Assistant Professor of Psychology at the New School for Social Research, describes a Mindfulness-Based Critical Consciousness Training (MBCC-T) for teachers she is piloting, which “will combine training in mindfulness and culturally-responsive pedagogy with…

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Facial Recognition is Accurate, If You’re a White Guy

While some facial recognition software can identify gender, the accuracy of its results varies by skin tone and gender, accurate 99 percent of the time if the photo is of white men, but erroneous up to 35 per cent of…

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Does Condoning Racist Family Members Make You an Accessory to Their Bigotry?

In his essay in The Root, Jeremy Helligar relates incidents when friends and family have tolerated hateful attitudes they don’t share and challenges readers to step up and speak up.  Read the complete post by clicking here.

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