Can ‘feminist design’ save hiring algorithms from bias?

Feminist design thinking could help rid hiring algorithms of some bias, researchers argue.

Matt Shipman-NC State | Feb. 10, 2020 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture algorithms artificial-intelligence bias business gender jobs race-and-ethnicity software

Seeing God as a white man shapes views of leadership

"Basically, if you believe that a white man rules the heavens, you are more likely to believe that white men should rule on Earth."

Melissa De Witte-Stanford | Feb. 4, 2020 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture beliefs bias gender images physical-appearance race-and-ethnicity religion

Does cognitive dissonance account for rising xenophobia?

Research finds that people "living near concentration camps... were more likely to conform to the beliefs system of the regime. And we think this was because of cognitive dissonance."

Amy McCaig-Rice University | Jan. 29, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture beliefs bias europe germany history memory morals racism world-war-ii

Is prosecutor bias really behind disparities in prison?

Race and class bias on the part of prosecutors may not be the primary driver of the disparities in prison populations, researchers report.

U. Arizona | Jan. 27, 2020 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture bias courts lawyers prison race-and-ethnicity socioeconomic-status

How black employees see racism at work depends on position

A study of black doctors, nurses, and health care technicians shows that a worker's position within an organization affect how they see racism at work.

Neil Schoenherr-WUSTL | Jan. 20, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture bias jobs race-and-ethnicity racism social-lives workplaces

Ageism can shorten life expectancy

Ageism can have real consequences for the health of older people, including shorter life expectancy and reduced access to health care, researchers say.

Michael Greenwood-Yale | Jan. 16, 2020 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine aging bias life-expectancy seniors stereotypes stress

Search results don’t have a political bias

Despite claims from some conservatives that Google's search results are biased and supress their views, researchers find that's not actually the case.

Melissa De Witte-Stanford | Nov. 26, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture bias google internet journalism politics search-engines

Diverse corporate boards still have glass ceilings

White men still dominate leadership positions on corporate boards, research finds. "Simply adding diversity does not automatically remove the glass ceiling."

Austin Fitzgerald-Missouri | Nov. 12, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture bias business diversity gender race-and-ethnicity

People without ‘mainstream’ speech patterns make less

Speech patterns may play a big role in how much people make, according to new research. Part of that may be due to bias against certain ways of speaking.

U. Chicago | Nov. 12, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture bias jobs money race-and-ethnicity social-lives speech

Fitbit data hint at how discrimination alters daily life

"We looked at objective measures of behavior to try to really understand how [discrimination] changed students' daily life."

Sarah McQuate-Washington | Nov. 8, 2019 | futurity
~8 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture bias college-students discrimination wearable-devices

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