[LMB] OT: Racial disparities in policing

Harvey Fishman 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.

Harvey

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>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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