The Costs of Unintentional Racial Bias
Dr. Tamar Gendler, Philosophy Dept., Yale University
Using empirical studies from moral psychology, Gendler examines the unacknowledged evaluations human brains make about people from other racial backgrounds. She considers the costs of these assessments, which happen almost automatically and which often disagree with what one consciously believes.
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