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Comment: Re:Demographics (Score 1) 256 256

"If Facebook has very low numbers of non-white applicants it suggests that the way they advertise jobs isn't very good"

Or it suggests that non-white applicants aren't very good at finding the advertisements. Or it suggests that there aren't that many non-white applicants available. Or it suggests ... a thousand more possibilities.

Comment: Re:Routing around it. (Score 1) 474 474

But that is a grossly exaggerated meaning of the word. Not everything mean or unpleasant is "harassment" - esp. if the target is not even aware. Whether any criticism or attack is persistent or continued or tormenting enough (some keywords from a dictionary definition) is subjective to a readily weaponized degree.

Comment: Re:Routing around it. (Score 1) 474 474

Can you describe some of the "harassment of individuals" that took place in that subreddit? For those of us not regular participants, who saw only a few recent example postings, they were embarrassing photos / comments about people. But by what definition of the word 'harassment' apply?

Comment: Re:the flat curve (Score 1) 179 179

"The ideal is that students who were struggling would get help, regardless of any other factors."

So the implication here is that the only reason achievement would be different is because struggling students were denied help based on their demographics?

"very similar verbiage is applied all over the place"

To require "equal achievement"? Really? (And I was asking about the school system.)

Comment: Re:the flat curve (Score 1) 179 179

"I doubt it's actually achievable"

Exactly. They're requiring the _results_ to have certain statistical properties. That means that if the provisional results were to have politically-incorrect correlations, they would have to be suppressed (e.g., by grading on different curves per identity-group demographic, or by offering different courses/evaluation). The "intersectionalism" of it all will make the post-facto compensation even trickier - good luck!) So long to a standard course, with standardized testing.

I'm curious whether this "equal achievement" verbiage has ever been applied to other fields of study under that system, and how (if!) they managed to satisfy it.

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