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Supreme Court Breakfast Table: The court acknowledges “unconscious prejudice.”

Slate: Thursday’s blockbuster opinion in the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. Inclusive Communities Project case will be primarily and justly remembered for interpreting the Fair Housing Act to include a disparate-impact cause of action. In anti-discrimination law, “disparate treatment” requires an intent to discriminate, while “disparate impact” can allow More

US Supreme Court Recognizes Role of Unconscious Bias in Disparate Treatment

Most people aim to treat others with fairness and equality — and yet, research from psychological science shows that, despite our best intentions, our behavior is often influenced by subtle biases that operate outside our conscious awareness. In an historic decision on the Fair Housing Act issued last week, U.S. More