Confirmation Bias

We’ve heard a great deal about fake news in the last 18 months. One would think that “news” that was obviously fake would not survive long in the information age, but instead it seems to thrive. The hoax-checking site Snopes – which has itself been attacked (or satired, I supposed) by fake news sites – … More Confirmation Bias

Green Book

Once upon a time, there was a book published by Victor Green that served to advise black people in the segregated USA where they could safely travel and how they ought to conduct themselves in order to avoid problems (like being lynched). This NBC piece, The ‘Green Book’ Was a Travel Guide Just for Black … More Green Book

Murder was the Case…

We previously discussed implicit bias with regard to race in this country. Today, I read an article in the Washington Examiner titled, “Murder far worse for blacks under Obama.” Before I dissect the actual content, I’ll talk about the title. This attempts to play into the narrative that President Obama is racially divisive through his … More Murder was the Case…

Implicit Bias

Implicit bias came up as a topic in the recent presidential debate. Hillary Clinton spoke to the presence of this implicit bias and how it might impact societal norms and behaviors, specifically manifesting is disenfranchisement for the non-white citizenry. Many people want to reject this claim of bias out of hand, probably because it is … More Implicit Bias