Archie Bunker Buster

We all have biases and prejudices. But is it possible to change those feelings, even temporarily? Researchers and psychologists are working with law enforcement in an attempt to do just that. The notion that a person could be “de-biased” began with an experiment in which researchers “found they could temporarily reduce people’s prejudices by showing them pictures of black icons like Martin Luther King Jr. in conjunction with infamous white villains like Jeffrey Dahmer.” The Boston Globe’s Leon Neyfakh on The Bias Fighters.

+ This Fall, we’ll see a selection of new TV series featuring families of color. That might seem like a new thing. But ten years before The Cosby Show, network television featured shows like Sanford and Son, Good Times and The Jeffersons. Here’s NPR on the pre-Huxtable golden age of the Black family sitcom.

+ Quartz: We haven’t entered a new era of Black TV: How is it that in the ‘Age of Obama,’ there is even less black programming on TV? (It’s really pretty amazing when you think about it.)

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