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VoiceOfRa 26 June 2015 07:50 PM
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> For example, we don't want to see racists, misogynists, or other kinds of bigots as educators in public institutions.

What do you mean by "racists, misogynists, or other kinds of bigots"? Is someone who believes that, say, blacks have lower IQ's and are more likely to commit crimes then whites "racist"? Does it matter if he has evidence for this belief? Does it matter if this belief is true?


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Alice 27 June 2015 08:13 AM
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The ultimate question is whether they treat students of different races/genders etc differently. This is what I mean by bigots. I believe that this does include telling black/female students things like "people of your race/gender are usually bad at physics", because this does directly discourage them from pursuing the careers they choose.

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VoiceOfRa 27 June 2015 01:07 PM
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And if they really are bad at physics why shouldn't they be discouraged from pursuing careers they're likely to be bad at?


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Alice 27 June 2015 04:16 PM
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If an individual is bad at physics it's OK to discourage him to pursue a career in physics. If a (potentially bright and motivated) individual merely belongs to a large group of people that on average performs worse in physics than some other large group of people - then I think obviously this person should not be discouraged to pursue physics. You disagree with that?

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