[LMB] OT: Racial disparities in policing

Louie Chubb louie at chubb.wattle.id.au
Tue Dec 10 00:47:22 GMT 2019

I don't know which study you are referring to, but this one reported in the
Guardian online revealed that...

"Even when the screen is only used for the preliminary round, it has a powerful impact; researchers have determined that this step alone makes it 50% more likely that a woman will advance to the finals."

(from: https://www.theguardian.com/women-in-leadership/2013/oct/14/blind-auditions-orchestras-gender-bias)

This sounds like there was more than just a mild prejudice.


On Mon, Dec 09, 2019 at 07:17:10PM -0500, Matthew George wrote:
> I am reminded of the infamous case where female professional musicians were
> complaining that they were discriminated against by orchestras, whose
> positions are highly competitive and avidly pursued.  A carefully
> double-blinded test showed that orchestra managers were mildly prejudiced
> against women - but that women were significantly lower-performing, which
> accounted for the majority of the disparate hiring.

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