By Alex DixonStudies in neuroscience and psychology have shown that the brain is wired to respond quickly to possible threats, and in American culture at least, people may have been socially conditioned to see black male faces as one of these threats. This process can even affect people who consciously shun racial bias in any form, police officers who swear to uphold the law without prejudice, and people of color themselves.
What happens when we define some people as more human than others? A Q&A with Susan Fiske about the new science of racism.
A recent New York Times column suggests we have no choice but to ignore or excise racist imagery in children's books. But Jeremy Adam Smith offers another way, guided by research.
Links to lots of good reading and listening around the web.
Mentions for books older, books new, and books eagerly anticipated… In the Boston Globe, US District Court Judge Nancy Gertner discussed the anticipation and controversy surrounding her upcoming memoirs, In Defense of Women, which will be published in April. David...
A compilation of our author's greatest achievements for the week.
Thoughts from the world of big media by the author of The Daddy Shift and editor of Are We Born Racist?
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