Darren takes a deep dive into the Implicit Association Test to see if it really does measure our unconscious levels of prejudice and assess implicit bias. Cristina explores whether there’s a chance she may get arrested if she takes photos of the night-lit Eiffel Tower on an upcoming trip to Paris. Finally, Adam explores a common news story that comes up around St. Patrick’s Day regarding Irish slavery in America.
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Implicit Association Test
Eiffel Tower Night Photos Illegal
Are Irish Slaves A Myth?
Were the Irish Slaves in America, Too? – Snopes
‘Irish slaves’: the convenient myth – openDemocracy
Debunking a Myth: The Irish Were Not Slaves, Too – The New York Times
The Irish Slaves – The Forgotten “White” Slaves – Global Research
This is now what happens when you try to post fake news on Facebook – Quartz
Hmm… But what about the claim that a very common occurence was the indentured servants being deliberately worked to death or otherwise ensured they wouldn’t actually make it through their contracted time, since the contracts promised them a plot of land at the end of their service which the landowner didn’t have to give if the servant died before its completion? Does that hold much water?