Sophia Feinerman

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Uber and Lyft drivers exhibit racial bias against passengers, study finds

Silicon Valley is plagued with discrimination issues, and the latest companies to come under fire are Uber and Lyft.<p>According to a new study, drivers …

Researchers developed a facial photo-matching game that reverses racial bias in children

In a recent study from Yale University, preschool teachers were found to spend more time watching African-American children, and especially boys, for signs of misbehavior, than they did children of other races.<p>Sadly, this didn’t surprise anyone who knew it to be true from experience.<p>What fewer of …

Psychology

Confirmation bias: A psychological phenomenon that helps explain why pundits got it wrong

As post mortems of the 2016 presidential election began to roll in, fingers started pointing to what psychologists call the confirmation bias as one …

Critical Thinking

The Roots of Implicit Bias

During the first presidential debate, Hillary Clinton argued that “implicit bias is a problem for everyone, not just police.” Her comment moved to the forefront of public conversation an issue that scientists have been studying for decades: namely, that even well-meaning people frequently harbor …

Can 'Implicit Bias' Training Stop Police Officers From Acting on Hidden Prejudice?

A program that educates officers about subconscious stereotypes is getting traction among police departments across the nation.<p>Hillary Clinton promoted the strategy earlier this week as a way to stop minorities from being unfairly targeted by cops — but research is still out on whether "implicit …

Justice

The Great Migration: Why Racial Bias Still Pervades America

That race remains one of our most vexing national issues – from bias in the sharing economy, to the lack of diversity in the executive ranks to the …

You Can't Always Trust Your Own Thoughts, And This Terrifying Chart Shows Why

Here’s the newest guide for learning about cognitive biases and debugging your brain.<p>The human brain has been sculpted over the course of millions of years of evolution, so you’d think it’s been debugged pretty well.<p>But it’s still left with so many mental glitches.<p>Just take a look at this …

Should Doctors Operate On Intersex Babies?

M.C. was born with ambiguous genitalia, a rare condition that doctors addressed with surgery. Now, in a landmark lawsuit, M.C.'s parents are challenging the medical mainstream: Why does a surgeon decide what sex a child should be?<p><b>Pam Crawford first</b> saw M.C. nine years ago, on an adoption website …

When Children With Autism Grow Up

I was 23 and needed a summer job; he was 21 and needed full-time support. He's one of an estimated half million people diagnosed with autism who are soon becoming adults — and who society is entirely unprepared for.

What Alzheimer’s Feels Like from the Inside - Issue 35: Boundaries

<i>This video is a finalist for a 2016 Webby Award. You can vote for it here.</i>I was up again at 4 a.m. the other night, one of five nocturnal ramblings …

Birth—and Rebirth—after Bulimia

<i>Judy Tsuei | Longreads | September 2016 | 14 minutes (3571 words)</i><p>“140 pounds,” my midwife announces with a smile. “That’s a healthy starting point …

Parenting

Why Boys Need to Have Conversations About Emotional Intimacy in Classrooms

Amy Schalet, <i>University of Massachusetts Amherst</i><p>American classrooms do not talk frankly about teenage love or emotional intimacy. Brett Sayer, CC BY-NC<p>Last month, Tom Porton, an award-winning, veteran Bronx high school teacher, handed in his resignation after colliding with the school's principal. …

The Sexism of School Dress Codes

These policies can perpetuate discrimination against female students, as well as LGBT students.<p>Maggie Sunseri was a middle-school student in Versailles, Kentucky, when she first noticed a major difference in the way her school’s dress code treated males and females. Girls were disciplined …

Feminism

Custody case over triplets in California raises questions about surrogacy industry.

Last year, a 47-year-old California woman named Melissa Cook decided to become a commercial surrogate. Cook is a mother of four, including a set of …

Pregnancy

The Surrogacy Cycle

Ulhasnagar, India, is in that part of the world where things are made. The city is known for making cheap knockoffs of American jeans, and babies are …

Trump: Tribune Of Poor White People

I wrote last week about the new nonfiction book <i>Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and a Culture in Crisis</i> by J.D. Vance, the Yale Law School …