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Metro’s recent performance has triggered a flood of complaints about the transit network’s workers, many of which are channeled through social media. The head of the union representing Metro’s workers said she sees racial connotations in how those frustrations are expressed. Kojo explores where race fits into conversations about Metro’s workforce and the relationship between racism and unconscious bias.
- Howard Ross Author, "Everyday Bias: Identifying and Navigating Unconscious Judgments in Our Daily Lives" (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2014); Principal, Cook Ross
- Unsuck DC Metro Former blogger at UnsuckDCMetro.blogspot.com; Twitter, @unsuckdcmetro
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