We all know it’s harder to ID people of different races, but our bias goes so much deeper

The Asian women were easy targets. They were a group the robbers predicted would not resist: middle-aged, frail, unfamiliar with English, and — crucially — unable to identify the black teenagers who snatched the purses from their arms.

It was 2014, and I had just begun analyzing data on racial…

Jennifer L. Eberhardt, PhD

Professor of psychology at Stanford and author of Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do

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