“Discrimination is a human problem. We have a long history in the United States of categorizing along racial and gender lines and of subordinating out- groups in a multitude of ways. Whether we think about it in terms of stereotypes or animus, cognitive biases or emotions and discomfort and avoidance, people can and do continue to discriminate. We have made progress, no doubt. More Americans today are moving toward openly subscribing to an egalitarian ideal. But this progress does not mean that we are free of our discriminatory biases, no matter how much we may want to be. This is the human side of discrimination.”

Source: Tristin K. Greene. Discrimination Laundering: The Rise of Organizational Innocence and the Crisis of Equal Opportunity Law. pg. 11. 2016.

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