[LMB] OT: Racial disparities in policing
fishman at panix.com
Tue Dec 10 01:03:18 GMT 2019
Just driving a "visible" car will attract Police attention also. When I
was younger (MUCH younger) I drove a BRIGHT RED convertible and I was
regularly stopped by Police - just checking. And I was quite legal and
driving within the speed limit.
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Subject: Re: [LMB] OT: Racial disparities in policing
>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."
>> 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
>> > 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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