"We have a whole lot of power over what lives or dies on this planet and we have to think very carefully about what that means and how we're using it." -Juan Enriqez James Duncan Davidson/TED hide caption

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And so continues Code Switch's battle with illustrating studies about the subtle biases that inflict our email outboxes. iStockphoto hide caption

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In one study, people who were in a buffet line served themselves a lot more of an unhealthful pasta dish if they were next to or behind a person perceived to be overweight. iStockphoto hide caption

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Dr. Allan Ropper speaks with residents and fellows as they do rounds at the neuroscience intensive care unit at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. M. Scott Brauer for NPR hide caption

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"In that instant I realized how much energy it takes to hold that hatred inside of you" — Zak Ebrahim James Duncan Davidson/TED hide caption

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"It's one of those moments in your life where you're so conscious about what you're about to do, and what you're about to do will change your life." --€” Geena Rocero James Duncan Davidson/TED hide caption

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