A growing body of research indicates that artificial intelligence systems used for job recruitment reinforce racial and gender inequality. Now, innovators are developing software that promises more accountability, and combats — rather than perpetuates — employment discrimination.
By Zoe Rohrich
A recent study published in Science Magazine found significant racial bias in an algorithm used by hospitals across the nation to determine who needs follow-up care and who does not. Shraddha Chakradhar, a reporter for STAT News, spoke with NewsHour…
In our Friday news wrap, the Supreme Court threw out the murder conviction and death sentence for a black Mississippi man, citing racial bias in jury selection. A 7-to-2 majority found Curtis Flowers was deprived of a fair trial. Also,…
Last year's statewide disparity rate between white and black drivers is the highest recorded in the almost two decades since the state first began compiling data.
By Summer Ballentine, Associated Press
Curtis Flowers has been tried six times for the murder of four people killed in a Mississippi furniture store in 1996. The case is the subject of the second season American Public Media’s “In the Dark” podcast. Now the Supreme…
By Jeff Amy, Mark Sherman, Associated Press
This week, the Supreme Court will consider whether Curtis Flowers' conviction and death sentence in a sixth trial should stand or be overturned for a familiar reason: because prosecutors improperly kept African-Americans off the jury.
After the arrest of two men in a Philadelphia store last month, here’s what we know about Starbucks' strategy -- and whether unconscious bias trainings are effective.
By Gail Heyman, The Conversation
Racial bias is associated with dehumanizing social groups different from your own. Psychologists trained kids to differentiate individuals of another race – with lasting effects on their biases.
In our news wrap Friday, the U.S. Justice Department charged that Chicago’s police have been violating people’s rights for years. The department found widespread use of excessive force and racial bias against blacks and Latinos. Also, President-elect Donald Trump aimed…
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