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