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Of course everyone has biases, and it's possible to live with them. But people vary in how strongly they harbor various biases, and I would find it very surprising if greater unconscious racism/sexism/etc.


What definition of "bias" are you using that the type of "racism/sexism/etc." counts as a "bias"? Or does having true aliefs now count as a "bias"?






Implicit associations aren't really 'true' or 'false' so much as 'useful' or 'harmful'. Associating particular groups with 'bad' has questionable utility and clear harm. I'd also add that a particular workplace has selected its workers, so the average software engineer at your company will have different traits from the average person in the country--but your implicit associations are probably more tuned to reflect the latter.
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