Alice Goffman

Alice Goffman

Alice Goffman [ TED ] On the path that American children travel to adulthood, two institutions oversee the journey. The first is the one we hear a lot about: college. Some of you may remember the excitement that you felt when you first set off for college. Some of you may be in college right now and you’re feeling this excitement at this

Confronting Injustice

Confronting Injustice

Bryan Stevenson [ SXSW ] — The United States is a very different country that it was 30 years ago. In 1970, we had a prison population of 200,000 and today we have a prison population of 2.3 Million. The United States now has the largest prison population in the world. 1 in 6 male Latino babies and 1 in 3 male Black

53 Years Ago

53 Years Ago

James A. White, Sr. [ TEDx Columbus, Ohio ] The little problem I had renting a house.  An 18-year-old, African-American male joined the United States Air Force and was assigned to Mountain Home Air Force Base and was a part of the air police squadron. Upon first arriving there, the first goal that I had was for me to identify an apartment, so

Implicit Bias

Implicit Bias

Anthony Greewald [ UWTV ] In the last 30 years, psychology has undergone an “implicit revolution.” Occurring outside of awareness, implicit bias disadvantages segments of society, intrudes on law enforcement and affects the administration of justice. In “Discriminating without Awareness of Discriminating,” Psychology Professor Anthony Greenwald, University of Washington, discusses how intergroup discrimination can occur without prejudicial hostility, conscious intent or awareness of

Blindspotting

Blindspotting

Anthony Greewald [ U-Dub, Seattle ] In the last 30 years, psychology has undergone an “implicit revolution.” Occurring outside of awareness, implicit bias disadvantages segments of society, intrudes on law enforcement and affects the administration of justice. In “Discriminating without Awareness of Discriminating,” Psychology Professor Anthony Greenwald, University of Washington, discusses how intergroup discrimination can occur without prejudicial hostility, conscious intent or awareness

Priming

Priming

Excerpt of Dr. John Bargh, Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Science, Yale University talk at Missouri University. See Full Talk. Dr. Bargh’s work is also featured in Malcolm Gladwell’s Blink (2005), Chapter 2 – The Locked Door: The Secret Life of Snap Decisions, from which the following is extracted. Subjects were asked to unscramble a series scrambled sentences, after which they were found

Surveillance City

Surveillance City

Sociologist Alice Goffman, the 2014 Nathan Levin Lecturer, spent six years living in one neighborhood in Philadelphia, documenting the complex web of warrants and surveillance. She describes the long-term damage done to working class and low-income families and communities in this lecture presented by the Center for New York City Affairs, a part of The Milano School of International Affairs and The New