The New York Times published the article "The Roots of Implicit Bias" in December, which examines research revealing that most people have bias toward others who do not belong to our perceived "in-groups," including racial ones.
Luckily, people are able to overcome their biases if given time to engage "in rational deliberation."
In other words, having biases or prejudices toward another group of people does not make anyone evil. Biased thoughts are just human, and it only takes a little bit of self-reflection to steady the course.
For more on bias, check out the popular YouTube series Crash Course Psychology's episode on Brains Vs. Bias.
Also, if you've run into the New York Times website's article limit, did you know that you have access to the NYT through WCC? It's available to browse in our subscription to ProQuest's National Newspapers Core Collection.