How to identify discrimination

Why Subtle Bias Is So Often Worse than Blatant Discrimination

Headlines today are filled with blatant examples of workplace bias, from employees who give black coworkers nooses, to pay disparities in soccer, to supervisors’ admonitions that women need to “get along with the boys.” These are obvious, inflammatory, and offensive behaviors that deserve vigorous scrutiny. Yet attention to bias’s blatant forms should not divert attention from its subtle ones. Indeed, social science data shows that people are much more likely to encounter subtle forms of bias than overt ones. ….[READ]


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