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A new study has found that when reviewers were told the author of a legal brief was black they consistently rated the piece lower in quality and identified more errors than its identical counterpart. Evan Soltas, writing for Vox, has more:
Arin N. Revees, the president of Nextions and the author of the study, argues that the implicit racism happened because reviewers take the racial information she provided as a cue for how they should judge the work. When the author is supposed to be white, reviewers excused errors as out of haste or inexperience. They commented that the author "has potential" and was "generally a good writer but needs to work on" some skills. When the author is...
Jason Tate on 04/23/14 - 07:17 AM
An awesomely thorough study on how musicians make money has been published by The Future of Music Coalition.
From the ArticleFor musicians that perform (which the majority of those studied consisted of), live performance is the essential revenue stream. In nearly every instance, a performing musician's annual income is highly dependent on the number of shows they played. Live performance is not only important because it is a creative choice (all of the subjects indicated that they enjoy playing music for live audiences), but because it is also a controllable source of income.

Direct Study Links1) Jazz Bandleader-Composer
2) Indie Rock Composer-Performer
3) Jazz Sideman-Bandleader
Jason Tate on 03/27/12 - 11:06 AM
A new report says that the average home computer has 880 MP3 files (the most common of any file type) - how many do you have?
Paul Tao on 08/03/07 - 02:22 PM
If you were wondering what "types" of youths are most likely to harm or kill themselves, look no further.

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Frank Giaramita on 04/18/06 - 12:28 PM

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