An Ohio lawmaker who called Black Americans “coloured” will lead a legislative health committee, according to the Associated Press. State Sen. Stephen Huffman, a medical doctor, questioned the hygiene practices of Black Americans. Huffman apologised and has sought to make amends for his statements. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more […]
Developers are using virtual reality to recreate both historic and everyday events, and allow users to hear and experience different perspectives. Some experiences are designed to encourage people to look at their own behaviour, while others tell lesser-heard stories. One takes users back to the civil rights movement of the […]
WNBA star Layshia Clarendon tweeted about an instance of “ingrained racism” they experienced on their way home from the WNBA bubble in Florida. Clarendon said a flight attendant made comments that suggested she was surprised Clarendon would be seated so close to the front of the plane. Visit Insider’s homepage […]
Implicit bias trainings are used at companies across the country in the hopes of increasing diversity and inclusion. But do they work? We don’t know. Lack of standardization means that these trainings are often not only significantly flawed themselves, but based on flawed concepts. The Implicit Association Test has also […]
Research has found that meditation may be able to reduce implicit bias on an individual level. For example, studies have found that after meditating, people are less likely to have automatic negative associations – or stereotypes – based on race, age, and social status. Some experts believe that in order […]
The police killing of George Floyd has shined a spotlight on police practices and prompted conversations about reform. A common tactic for addressing racism at organisations is implicit-bias training, but studies have found that the program doesn’t change people’s behaviours. Today’s police departments were born out of slave patrols, so […]
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