Implicit Bias pervades society, but legal standards reflect an outdated understanding of how racial discrimination operates
By Thera Naiman
In any campaign season, political enthusiasts look to the polls as a way to monitor candidates' success. When a candidate pulls ahead by a few percentage points, speculation abounds: could it be the economy ... a U.S. Supreme Court decision ... a new campaign ad? When President Obama's lead over Mitt Romney recently waned in Virginia, state Senator Louise Lucas had another explanation for the results: race.