racial bias


From Yulsue to Briana: 11 POC on Changing Their Names to Sound More White

"They reposted the position and I sent the exact same resume and cover letter but used my middle name, Daniel. They wrote me back the next day for an interview."
Janae Price

Black Children at White Schools Are More Likely to Be Told They Have a Learning Disability

Disability classifications in the U.S. are subjective and inconsistent, and prone to bias based on context.
Shayla Love

Medical Textbooks Overwhelmingly Use Pictures of Young White Men

"You shouldn't have a 20-year-old with coronary artery disease."
Rose Eveleth
black maternal health

When Will the US Protect Black Women From Dying in Childbirth?

Across the United States, politicians are taking steps toward enacting legislation that reduces racist bias against pregnant Black women and infants. But there's still a challenging journey ahead.
Kimberly Lawson

Disease Prediction Scores Based on DNA Have a Racial Bias, Study Finds

Polygenic scores were nearly five times less accurate for people of African descent than people of European descent, a new study has found.
Mirjam Guesgen

White Cop Convicted of Fatally Shooting Teen Daughter's Black Boyfriend

After three mistrials, a jury convicted former Oklahoma police officer Shannon Kepler of manslaughter for the death of 19-year-old Jeremey Lake in 2014.
Gabby Bess
sexual assault

White Women Less Likely to Help Sexual Assault Victim If She's Black

Bystander intervention is seen as one of the most powerful tools in preventing on-campus sexual assaults—but a new study shows that white students feel "less personal responsibility" to help their black peers.
Gabby Bess
Design Bias

Does Crime-Predicting Software Bias Judges? Unfortunately, There’s No Data

Algorithms that help judges decide on sentencing can be biased, but nobody has studied their impact on judges.
Rose Eveleth

​Do Premier League Managers Pigeonhole Black Players?

In his latest book, The Secret Footballer claims that managers pigeonhole black players into certain positions. Do last week's starting line-ups support his theory?
Joe Lo

We Asked a Lawyer if Dylann Roof Could Face Terrorism Charges

The things the alleged Charleston shooter reportedly said to his victims might give prosecutors cause to bust out the T-word.
Mike Pearl

An Indian Student Was Denied an Internship Because of His Nation's 'Rape Problem'

According to leaked emails, a professor told the student "I don't accept any Indian male students for internships" because "we hear a lot about the rape problem in India, which I cannot support."
Mark Hay