SpaceX has successfully launched another resupply mission to the International Space Station months after a competitor in the private space-launch business suffered a catastrophic lift-off that resulted in the unmanned rocket's destruction.
Recent events give us occasion to think hard about racial stereotypes and the way they may bias even the unprejudiced mind.
Studies have shown that prejudice can operate in us covertly. Even people who openly reject racial prejudice, for example, may express prejudice in the way they react to situations. Prejudice can operate, in the language of social science, implicitly (or unconsciously).
Remarkably, this sort of implicit bias can affect even the way we see.