Uncovering Hidden Biases in Optics

Elsa Garmire

How do you fight what you cannot see, even within yourself?


diversity-img2.jpgA woman’s place? In a demonstration of hidden biases, subjects are shown two scenes and a sequence of male and female names. They are first told to place the women in the kitchen and the men in the lab by yelling “left” or “right” as quickly as possible. Then they are asked to put the women in the lab and the men in the kitchen. It generally takes both men and women longer to place the female names in the laboratory than it does to place them in the kitchen.

diversity-img1.jpgElsa Garmire

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