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VoiceOfRa 3 September 2015 11:57 PM
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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"?


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Silent Cal 4 September 2015 02:16 PM
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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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VoiceOfRa 4 September 2015 06:26 PM
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Associating particular groups with 'bad' has questionable utility


For starters it helps you avoid doing stupid things like going trough black neighborhoods, especially at night.


I'd also add that a particular workplace has selected its workers,


Affirmative action and disparate impact laws are totally things.


so the average software engineer at your company will have different traits from the average person in the country


And the implicit association test is tuned to a generic person, not the specific person in the company. The associations of with the specific people are likely to become associated with those people once one gets to know them.


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VoiceOfRa 4 September 2015 06:20 PM
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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


The average company will also not have any black software engineers.


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