The intersection of sex and race in the presence of deep-level attributes

  • Amit Kramer, Avner Ben-Ner
  • Equality Diversity and Inclusion An International Journal, June 2015, Emerald
  • DOI: 10.1108/edi-10-2013-0076

Race and gender matter less when you know more about a person

What is it about?

Why do people discriminate? Is it because they are biased to people who are demographically similar to them or is it because they lack information, other than demographics, on people they meet? We try to address this issue and show that once provided with more information about the interests, beliefs, and values of others, individuals are less likely to discriminate based on demographics such as race and sex.

Why is it important?

Can you make your workplace more inclusive? If yes, how can you do it? In this study, we show that fostering interactions among individuals from diverse groups may assist them in overcoming biases. This can create not only a more inclusive workplace but also a more productive workplace where employees are making better decisions that are not influenced by their biases.

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