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    Diversity in Practice: “Some uncomfortable truths” (Chicago Lawyer, 05/2015)

    Uneasiness over Ferguson will fester until we talk about it

    In a Washington Post online piece in August, a columnist wrote: “You can understand if President Obama would rather talk about the fight against Islamic State militants in Iraq, where he has scored some victories, than talk about the unholy mess in Ferguson, Mo.” Download to read more.

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    Yellow Paper Series: Written in Black & White – Exploring Confirmation Bias in Racialized Perceptions of Writing Skills (Nextions Original Research, 04/2014)

    Given our finding in a previous study that supervising lawyers are more likely than not to perceive African American lawyers as having subpar writing skills in comparison to their Caucasian counterparts, we asked if confirmation bias unconsciously causes supervising lawyers to more negatively evaluate legal writing by an African American lawyer.   Download to read more.

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    Yellow Paper Series: Mansplaining, Manterrupting & Bropropriating: Gender Bias and the Pervasive Interruption of Women (Nextions Original Research, 04/2015)

    by Dr. Arin N. Reeves

    Mansplaining:

    a man interrupting a women to explain to her something that she actually knows more about than he does Download to read more.

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    Diversity in Practice: Know your ‘why’ and the ‘how’ will follow (Chicago Lawyer, 03/2015)

    by Dr. Arin N. Reeves

    Late last year, I was making a presentation at a leadership conference about the most recent research on diversity and inclusion when one of the conference attendees raised his hand and asked me to just tell him “how to get this done.” In a frustrated tone, he told me that he didn’t want to hear about research or case studies, he just wanted a quick summary of how he could make his organization more diverse and inclusive. Our conversation went something like this: Download here to read more.