Why Understanding Racial Bias is Crucial for the Responsible Use of Predictive Analytics

By Elizabeth Green, The Chronicle of Social Change As big data tools like predictive analytics become more prevalent, child-welfare agencies must grapple with implicit racial bias if they want to ensure that it does not cause harm, according to a new white paper published last month by the Kirwan Institute at Ohio State University. This … Continue reading »

Why Understanding Racial Bias is Crucial for the Responsible Use of Predictive Analytics

Addressing Unconscious Biases in Health Care

Studies consistently demonstrate that diversity in the health care workforce enriches the quality of health care, medical education, and research. Yet, while academic medicine has made progress in addressing overt discrimination, unconscious biases continue to impede the goal of making medical schools and teaching hospitals more diverse, according to a new publication. The new publication … Continue reading »

Addressing Unconscious Biases in Health Care

A New Report Challenges “Race as Risk” in Housing

A new report from the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity argues that implicit bias manifests in the housing and lending markets partly due to a historical and deeply rooted association between race and risk. The report examines how historical and structural racism affects racial disparities in housing and credit outcomes today. … Continue reading »

A New Report Challenges “Race as Risk” in Housing

Freedom Center will open lab on unconscious bias

By Mark Curnutte Cincinnati Enquirer “At the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, we challenge and inspire visitors through our exhibits, programs, and community initiatives,” said Richard Cooper, director of museum experiences. “After testing several exhibit layouts, we decided a learning lab was the best approach in communicating the complexities of hidden biases.” The learning lab partner is … Continue reading »

Freedom Center will open lab on unconscious bias

Driving Campus Diversity One Decision at a Time

By Sharon Davies, Published in Liberal Education, There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.—Ernest Hemingway After last year’s record-breaking student activism, many college administrators welcomed the arrival of summer with a sigh of relief. Through marches, rallies, sit-ins, and even food strikes, … Continue reading »

Driving Campus Diversity One Decision at a Time