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Stereotypes Harm Black Lives and Livelihoods, but Research Suggests Ways to Improve Things

Research suggests some roots of racism lie in the stereotypes we hold about different groups. And those stereotypes can affect things like which students get attention from professors or who gets interviewed for jobs.

To reduce their pernicious effects, it’s important to first understand how stereotypes work and just how pervasive they are.

In this Scientific American article, hear from Modupe Akinola, associate professor of Management at Columbia Business School, about how stereotypes are formed, how they affect consequential decisions, and how we can combat them.

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