Tips for Avoiding Unconscious Racial Bias in Your Reference Letters

Asmeret Berhe has read hundreds of letters of recommendation for researchers in her group at University of California Merced. While reading one particular letter, she was struck by the letter’s underlying tone of racial bias. It was clear that the person writing the letter thought that the student was an exceptional candidate for the position.

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