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Want to fight confirmation bias? Look in the mirror

To the editor: Perhaps it's confirmation bias that makes people think that ex-Ferguson, Mo., police Officer Darren Wilson is guilty of murder, despite eyewitness testimony and the physical evidence supporting his claim of self-defense. ("'Confirmation bias' has long history of helping whites demonize blacks," Op-Ed, Dec. 11) Perhaps it's confirmation bias that makes people assume that George Zimmerman is guilty of murder, when evidence supports his claim of self-defense. Perhaps it's confirmation bias that makes people think voters were outraged by Willie Horton's blackness rather than his raping and stabbing people or his being furloughed from a...

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