RACIAL DISCRIMINATION AMONG NBA REFEREES.

Authors: Price, Joseph jpp34@cornell.edu
Wolfers, Justin

Source: Quarterly Journal of Economics. Nov2010, Vol. 125 Issue 4, p1859-1877. 29p. 7 Charts, 2 Graphs.

This paper provided evidence that NBA referees suffered from implicit bias, which is defined as a “positive or negative mental attitude towards a person, thing, or group that a person holds at an unconscious level.” The research shows how bias was mitigated by revealing its existance. 

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