Humans help each other all the time. So what’s wrong with helping?
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Who Are We Helping? was created and developed by Mahzarin Banaji, Olivia Kang, and Evan Younger with funding from PwC and Harvard University.
Video Editing by Evan Younger
Music by Big Score Audio via Premium Beat
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Artwork by Olivia Kang
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