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2010-08-31 We Are The Network: Bias and Discrimination – Where Are We Headed?

August 29th, 2010

Bias and Discrimination – Where Are We Headed?

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This Tuesday, Aug 31 at the Epoch Institute in Second Life

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This Week’s Topic

Bias and Discrimination – Where Are We Headed?

Bias and discrimination get lots of focus in both general discussion and political arenas, and have for many years. Have we made substantive progress to date, and regardless of that answer, where are we headed? What is the likely trajectory of both public discourse and the “reality on the ground” for bias and discrimination? Are we headed for a world that demonstrates less bias and discrimination, or will they be presented in different and perhaps more disguised fashions (or both or neither)?

This week we will talk about the nature of bias and discrimination, how they are found and presented today, and where we think the public and private path leads going forward.

Join us Tuesday at 12PM noon U.S. Pacific / 3pm U.S. Eastern time for an interactive discussion, and thanks for being part of “We Are The Network”!

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Best regards,


Reading links below – have fun and see you soon!

Novartis Verdict Opens Door for More Gender Bias Lawsuits, Inc. Magazine

Even Bias Measures for Standardized Tests are Biased

Selective Discrimination, Robin Hanson

U.S. Job Site Bans Bias Over Gender Identity, New York Times

NIH Funding Opportunity Announcement: The Effect of Racial and Ethnic Discrimination/Bias on Healthcare Delivery

Confronting Racial Bias has Surprising Motivation, LiveScience.com

A Fix for Discrimination: Follow the Indian Trails, Vivek Wadhwa – TechCrunch

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