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Experimental psychologist Mahzarin Banaji | Meeting the Minds

She explores inner workings of bias

Michele McDonald/Globe StaffThrough her experiments, Mahzarin Banaji has unearthed some of her own unconscious biases. Michele McDonald/Globe StaffThrough her experiments, Mahzarin Banaji has unearthed some of her own unconscious biases. (Michele McDonald/Globe Staff)
By Billy Baker
Globe Correspondent / October 20, 2008

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On the surface, there's a lot going on with this presidential election. What gets Mahzarin Banaji excited is the stuff that's going on below that, deep inside the minds of voters. Because whether we admit it to ourselves or not, she says, it matters that the two leading candidates are an older white man and a middle-age black man. (Full article: 882 words)

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