America's racial wealth disparity is entrenched, with devastating effects. What if we got rid of it?
- A new study shows that the wealth gap in the United States is still here, huge, and affects every aspect of our economic lives.
- The authors explain that narrowing the gap would increase GDP size substantially.
- The study also reminds us that little will change without major policy changes.
The development of implicit biases starts at a young age and then they get reinforced over time.
- Awareness of your implicit biases can lessen their effect.
- In the classic "Draw-A-Scientist Test" young students overwhelmingly drew similar representations of a scientist.
- Teaching young people to become aware of the idea of their "implicit biases" could help them better understand their peers.
Do you know the implicit biases you have? Here are some ways to find them out.
- A study finds that even becoming aware of your own implicit bias can help you overcome it.
- We all have biases. Some of them are helpful — others not so much.
Immigrants add way more to the American economy than they take.
- Andrew Yang said immigrants are being scapegoated for racist reasons during the last presidential debate.
- 45 percent of Fortune 500 companies were founded by immigrants or their children, making a $6.1 trillion economic impact.
- Even undocumented immigrants pay an estimated $11.6 billion a year in taxes, overturning the myth that they're "takers."
Have you ever noticed how almost all robots are racialized as white?
- A recent pair of studies examined peoples' perceptions of robots of different colors.
- The results suggest that seeing robots can activate racial biases in people, in similar ways that seeing real-life people does.
- The researchers said the robotics industry has nothing to lose by increasing the diversity of robots.