[LMB] OT: Racial disparities in policing

Eric Oppen ravenclaweric at gmail.com
Tue Dec 10 00:49:57 GMT 2019


Driving a car with visible equipment violations also draws the attention of
the police, and many poor and minority people do that.

On Mon, Dec 9, 2019 at 6:47 PM Louie Chubb <louie at chubb.wattle.id.au> wrote:

> 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.
>
> Cheers,
> Louie
>
> On Mon, Dec 09, 2019 at 07:17:10PM -0500, Matthew George wrote:
> <snip>
> >
> > 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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