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Bias

Science

The ecological and evolutionary consequences of systemic racism in urban environments

Introduction Cities are important ecosystems shaped by dynamic and interdependent biological, physical and social influences. However, Schell et al. note that few studies link research on urban ecological and evolutionary studies to that of social inequality. They argue it is integral to integrate these disciplines as human-created systems of power create uneven impacts on non-human…

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The American Economic Review

Incentivized Resume Rating: Eliciting Employer Preferences without Deception

Introduction This study utilizes incentivized resume rating (IRR) to examine employer preferences for candidates graduating from an Ivy League university. The IRR model incentivizes employers to rate hypothetical candidate profiles by matching employers to real job seekers based on their reported preferences. Kessler, Low, and Sullivan find that employers highly value prestigious work experience during…

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Stanford Social Innovation Review

The Bias of ‘Professionalism’ Standards

Introduction In the midst of widescale evidence of natural-hair discrimination in the workplace and in schools, some states, in 2019, began to outlaw this form of discrimination. There is the story of the Black student who was told to cut his hair or he would not be allowed to graduate, and another of a Black woman who had her…

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Journal of Experimental Social Psychology

Consequences of attributing discrimination to implicit vs. explicit bias

Introduction As recent as 2015, implicit bias has dominated our national conversation around racism and discrimination. It’s been said, ​for example​, that implicit bias is what led officer Betty Shelby to shoot Terrance Crutcher, an unarmed Black man, in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 2016. When less lethal acts of discrimination occur in schools and in the workplace,…

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Work, Employment and Society

Pointless Diversity Training: Unconscious Bias, New Racism and Agency

Introduction Unconscious bias training is based on the methodology in social psychology that an individual’s response time when presented with 2 images reveals how closely the viewer unconsciously connects the two. By using two sets of images — one of people with different racial/ethic backgrounds and one of negative or positive attributes, prior researchers have…

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School of Hotel Administration Collection

A Meta-Analytical Integration of Over 40 Years of Research on Diversity Training Evaluation

Introduction Across the United States, there has been a significant increase in demand for diversity training. These training programs have grown in both their importance and accessibility as the United States continues to experience various demographic, economic, and social changes. Many of these trainings are intended to reduce prejudice and discrimination within an organization and…

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