Jan 1, 0001 00:00 · 202 words · 1 minute read

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bias_against_left-handed_people

https://www.reddit.com/r/LeftHandProblems/comments/eissue/we_need_lefthand_specific_power_tools/

https://www.reddit.com/r/LeftHandProblems/comments/ehb3s9/im_not_bad_at_peeling_things_only_one_side_of_the/

my own comment - https://www.reddit.com/r/india/comments/d6qgn0/caste_conundrum_why_do_upper_castes_believe/f0vjsa5/

https://www.economist.com/international/2020/04/30/closing-schools-for-covid-19-does-lifelong-harm-and-widens-inequality

https://www.economist.com/leaders/2020/04/30/when-easing-lockdowns-governments-should-open-schools-first

rooney rule 1 - https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/what-the-nfl-can-teach-congress-about-hiring-more-diverse-staffs/ rooney rule 2 - https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-rooney-rule-isnt-working-anymore/

indian media - https://www.newslaundry.com/2020/03/02/how-caste-shapes-indias-newsrooms

asian american admissions - https://www.economist.com/graphic-detail/2019/10/04/does-harvard-accept-its-cleverest-applicants

the rest of it is probably better left for a differet post

  • but people are resistant to the idea that other people deserve any help or special treatment.
  • everyone kows their personal struggles and difficulties but not those of others. example - those affected by covid shutdowns. Everyone is hurting, everyone thinks their lives are difficult but poor kids are disproportionately affected.

  • what is the solution when there is evidence of discrimination somewhere but we don’t know where?

  • one approach is to “mind our own business”. We personally don’t discriminate, so we’ve done our part. Others need to do theirs

  • another approach is to “discriminate positively”

  • a third way is to implement the rooney rule

  • upper castes

  • look, you are upset about not getting more than 50%

  • but if society was equal, you wouldn’t get more than that anyway

  • how does it matter to you whether it’s a rich person or a poor person getting that seat?

  • counter: impact on society

  • see, we need this because it maintains the delusion for poor people.