Dig into your biases – not with guilt, but with curiosity
We all have them. And you might be able to learn more about yours if you take shame out of the equation. What would happen if buses of asylum seekers arrived in Seattle? Why is the 1040 so extra? And speaking to a megaphone of revolution.
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Jennifer Eberhardt, Biased
Jennifer Eberhardt knows something about you – you’re biased. As are we all: and the better we get at acknowledging that, the better we’ll be at seeing and interrupting our own. Her new book is called Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice that Shapes what we See, Think, and Do.
Busing border crossers to sanctuary cities
Donald Trump has floated the idea of busing detained asylum seekers to so-called sanctuary cities. Jenny Durkan, mayor of our own sanctuary town, had a response for that. UW political science professor Sophia Jordan Wallace studies sanctuary cities.
Documents that Changed the Way We Live: IRS Form 1040
Happy April 16th! Today is the farthest away you will ever be from Tax Day. But why is it such a pain? People have been saying for decades that IRS Form 1040 should be able to fit on a postcard. But while we’re still at the mercy of Turbotax and its complicated ilk, UW Information School professor Joe Janes has thoughts about how we got to where we are.
Alsarah and the Nubatones
This June would have marked Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir’s 30th year in power. But he didn’t make it to the anniversary: last week, protests across the country toppled the dictator. One member of the Sudanese diaspora who’s been watching avidly is Alsarah, who heads the band The Nubatones. She spoke with Marcie Sillman about history, music, and revolution.