#Racial Bias

Retail Gets Real To Mitigate Racial Bias In The Shopping Experience

A new charter was announced by Sephora and Open to All, a nonprofit coalition of over 200 members, to mitigate racial bias in retail and create more welcoming environments for shoppers and employees. The goal of the charter is to bring retailers together to implement actions and create best practices that can address the issues prevalent in the shopping journey for many BIPOC customers and workers.
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Two Hours of Training Can Help Teachers Reduce Racial Bias

Interventions that seek to evoke empathy in teachers can sideline biases and narrow the racial gap in suspensions of middle school students, suggests new UC Berkeley research. In one of the most rigorous efforts to date to combat race-based inequity in school suspensions, UC Berkeley social psychologist Jason Okonofua and fellow researchers recruited 66 middle school teachers who teach math to more than 5,500 seventh- and eighth-grade students in one of the nation’s largest school districts.
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Google’s new skin tone scale could reduce AI’s racial bias

We’ve already seen some cases of AI being biased towards lighter skin tones. But Google wants to turn it around and it’s now using an alternative, more inclusive skin tone scale. Teaming up with a Harvard professor, Google is using and open-sourcing the Monk Skin Tone (MST) Scale....

Bend-La Pine School Board takes up proposed lessons about racial bias

BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) -- The Bend-La Pine School Board is taking up a potentially touchy topic of the times Tuesday night: bias in schools, and how best to report, address and reduce it. The board was receiving a presentation detailing proposed lessons at various grade levels about inclusion, bias and...

Duluth Police Respond To NAACP Racial Bias Claims

The Duluth Police Department is responding to claims made by the Duluth Branch of the NAACP of "racially biased policing". As part of the response, the results of a third-party review have been shared with the public. The third-party review was originated after accusations were delivered by the Duluth Branch...