Entries for tag "equity"

Social Justice in the Crosswalk

Dec 9, 2015 By Robyn Kwon

Is walking across the crosswalks in Seattle more dangerous for certain people with different ethnic backgrounds? During a summer observational field experiment, we tested the hypothesis to see if drivers’ behavior exposes racial or sex bias towards pedestrians. Our results found that White males had a shorter wait time and lower average number of vehicles that passed before a vehicle stopped compared to Black …