The new faces of racism: Why reconceptualizing bias is essential to our lives

By Tolulope Odunsi

Read the full article from UBNow, here.

“The public’s inability to address covert racism such as bias, micro-aggressions, and coded racist language and policies (such as my local liquor store) is why an officer felt emboldened to kneel on George Floyd’s neck for 8:46, responding to an accusation that Floyd had proffered a counterfeit $20 bill. It is why studies tell us that Black women with natural hairstyles are less likely to be called back for job interviews and that Black newborn babies are three times more likely to die when looked after by white doctors. If racism has no place at the University at Buffalo School of Law or in our society, the question becomes, how do we disrupt racism where it may exist?”

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