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By Alex Goldman
According to a recent study, professors are much more likely to be willing to meet with students who are white and male than they are with minority and female students.
The Wharton School recently tried an experiment where it sent the exact same email to 6,500 professors at 259 schools across the United States, posing as a student requesting a meeting. The only difference was that some of them were from a student named "Brad Roberts," while others had names like "Meredith Roberts, Lamar Washington, LaToya Brown, Juanita Martinez, Deepak Patel, Sonali Desai, Chang Wong," and "Mei Chen."
Thursday, March 21, 2013
According to Anthony Greenwald, professor of psychology at the University of Washington, and Mahzarin Banaji, professor of social ethics at Harvard University, the vast majority of us have to work hard to counteract our biases because most of the stereotypes we hold are deeply ingrained.
Friday, December 21, 2012
Last week, the Congressional Research Service released an updated version of a report that repudiates a mainstay of conservative economic doctrine: namely, that reducing top marginal tax rates spurs economic growth. Despite the CRS's bipartisan track record, and despite the report's potentially explosive implications for the ongoing "fiscal cliff" debate, the media have barely paid it any attention. Roll Call reporter Emma Dumain talks with Bob about the peculiar role of the CRS as a non-partisan football in a fiercely partisan game.
The Accidental- The Killing Floor
Friday, December 07, 2012
Private funding of medical studies has eclipsed public funding on the order of billions of dollars a year. Peter Whoriskey, writer for The Washington Post talks to Bob about the potential for bias and misleading information in drug studies funded by the drug companies.
B. Fleischmann - Lemmings
Friday, November 25, 2011
In 2010, Professor Daniel B. Klein wrote The Wall Street Journal Op-Ed about the results of a study that showed that liberals and progressives knew less than conservatives and libertarians about basic economic policy matters. A year later he did another study that revealed that conservatives and libertarians actually didn't know any more than liberals or progressives on those matters. Brooke speaks with Klein about why everyone fared so poorly.
Brand New Heavies - Apparently Nothing
Friday, November 04, 2011
In the mainstream media, objectivity and care to avoid the appearance of bias are the ideal. But Jay Rosen, journalism professor at NYU and blogger at pressthink believes that accuracy and transparency are far more important than the appearance of objectivity. Brooke talks to Rosen about how public radio should handle the public political opinions of its employees.
Phillip Roebuck - "Rattleback Blues"
Wednesday, October 06, 2010
As the Supreme Court starts a new term, Keith Bybee, Syracuse University College of Law professor and the author of All Judges Are Political—Except When They Are Not:Acceptable Hypocrisies and the Rule of Law, looks at what defines judicial "activism," and the question of political bias in the courts.
Friday, July 23, 2010
In a struggling economy with more people competing for the same jobs, how much does the "beauty premium" matter? Jessica Bennett, senior writer at Newsweek, explores the effects of physical attractiveness in the Newsweek special report "The Beauty Advantage".
Tell us what you think about the role of looks in the workplace. Do you think attractiveness is ever a disadvantage? How much do you think it matters when you're job-hunting? Leave your comment below!