The Insidiousness of Unconscious Bias in Schools

From the article by Seth Gershnson and Thomas S. Dee at Brookings: Humans frequently make automatic decisions at a subconscious level. The human brain’s capacity for reflexive decisionmaking is what Nobel Laureate Daniel Khaneman calls “System 1” (as opposed to the more analytical, thoughtful, deliberate decision making of “System 2”) in the best-selling “Thinking, Fast … Continue reading The Insidiousness of Unconscious Bias in Schools

Understanding Poverty

  In late 2016, Busted: America’s Poverty Myths is a five part series from On the Media exploring the way poverty is portrayed in the United States and the realities that people face. The episodes include (descriptions come from On the Media): The Poverty Tour -- Welfare advocate Jack Frech has taken reporters on "poverty … Continue reading Understanding Poverty

Doctors’ biases mean black men don’t get the same treatment in healthcare

From the article on Medical Xpress: A new qualitative study has shown that previous bias and fear of black men likely result in them not getting the same healthcare as white male patients. Published by the Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, the study by Marie Plaisime, a 2014 graduate of Drexel University's Dornsife … Continue reading Doctors’ biases mean black men don’t get the same treatment in healthcare

Warning: Stereotyping Can Harm Patients’ Health

A study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine on October 20th explored the impact of stereotyping in health care setting has on patient health and well-being. The researchers interviewed an estimated 1,500 people aged 50 and over as part of the U.S. Health and Retirement Study. They found that people who felt at-risk … Continue reading Warning: Stereotyping Can Harm Patients’ Health