Our brains: predictably irrational

Immaculate perception: Jerry Kang at TEDxSanDiego 2013 (by TEDx Talks)

Even if you know about ego depletion effects, the prisoner you encounter after lunch will still seem like a better candidate for parole. Even if you know that implicit bias is likely to affect your assessment of a resume’s quality, you will still experience the candidate with the African-American name as being less qualified than the candidate with the European-American name. And even if you know about Paul Rozin’s disgust work, you will still hesitate to drink Dom Perignon out of a sterile toilet bowl.

Bias and Schemas (by jmferrier)

Evidence suggests that minorities experience contact with the police at rates that far outstrip their share of crime. One study found that the probability that a black male 18 or 19 years of age will be stopped by police in New York City at least once during 2006 is 92 percent. The probability for a Latino male of the same age group is 50 percent. For a young white man, it is 20 percent.


(Source: vimeo.com)

Stuart Firestein: The pursuit of ignorance (by TED)

The Mask You Live In - Trailer (by The Representation Project)