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Research shows key role for unconscious bias

Attitudes believed to be learned early

By Carolyn Y. Johnson
Globe Staff / July 30, 2009

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The arrest of Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. sparked allegations of racism, followed by fierce denials that race played a role in the 911 call or the police response to the report of a possible break-in at his Cambridge home. But social psychology research indicates that regardless of people’s stated attitudes about race, unconscious racial biases can influence their ... (Full article: 898 words)

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