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Who Wins in the Name Game? – The Atlantic

Really interesting article on how we subconsciously judge each other based on our names. Instructive to me is the fact that we are conditioned to judge if they have racial-specific names. Again, this all takes place at the subconscious level. So, awareness is key.

From the article: “Teachers tend to hold lower expectations for students with typically black-sounding names while they set high expectations for students with typically white- and Asian-sounding names. And this early assessment of students’ abilities could influence students’ expectations for themselves….”

via Who Wins in the Name Game? – The Atlantic.

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Writer. In the summers, I live and work in the incredible state of Alaska, in the bush community of McCarthy, as the Executive Director of the Wrangell Mountain Center. When not in McCarthy, you'll typically find me in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California, writing and working with local activists. My primary writing project right now is a novel set in remote bush Alaska, of the magical realism genre wherein an earnest and independent young woman finds a mysterious radio belonging to her grandmother, a device that has paranormal bandwidth and a disturbing ability to mess with one's mental stability.

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