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Social Justice: Hoodies, Hijabis and the Hunger Games

I remember in the aftermath of President Obama’s election in November 2008, many proclaimed that America was post-racial. I disagreed then and now with this assessment: it suggests that the election of a black president amounted to full eradication of racial prejudices in America. In light of recent events, I don’t think one could reasonably

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Social Justice: Biases are Inevitable, Racism is Optional

Before anyone discusses social justice they should take a few minutes and go to Project Implicit’s webpage. Project Implicit is a series of surveys that use associative cues to tease out inner preferences that we hold unconsciously. By forcing the user to respond more quickly than they can consciously deliberate, the researchers are able to

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