Earlier this month, we wrote about numerous sources of evidence showing that racial bias is still a major problem in the United States - particularly biases against African Americans. Protests over the past year have raised awareness about racial bias within the criminal justice system, while several studies have shown that African Americans still face significant prejudicial barriers in hiring and employment.
The systemic biases and prejudices in our society also negatively impact opportunities for women in the workplace. This was the subject of a recent guest column in the New York Times, co-written by Facebook's chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg and a professor named Adam Grant. As readers may remember, Sandberg wrote a book called "Lean In," which focuses on how women and girls can challenge gender discrimination in employment and education.