Unconscious Biases

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  1. Rockapotomuss

    Rockapotomuss Woke Based Poster

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    Want a solution? Stop watching the news. And delete Facebook. Free your mind. Embrace reality experienced directly.
     
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  2. Jake the Muss

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    Not convincing people their either a victim or an oppressor?
     
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    Again, in case you missed it the first time I said it...discrimination happens a lot more then it is reported.

    Hearing the stories on the news only triggers the stories other people have experienced that have gone unreported.

    The fact that these stories are getting such traction is because it resonates with a problem that people are experiencing.

    Your idea is to turn off the TV, and the problem goes away. If your solution worked, then why are you responding to this thread?
     
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  6. JonnyRingo84

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    what?

    biases are good 90% of the time. its how your brain makes decisions when you dont have all of the needed information.

    when you arent aware of your biases though, and how your brain works, then it can become a problem at times. if everyone would have a little doubt about whether they are critical thinkers, then that would make us all better critical thinkers. if you ever reach that moment of perceived clarity when you think "im not biased," and "im a great critical thinker," then ironically, youre very vulnerable to be a fool. thats how you check bias. you realize and accept that you are biased, and constantly evaluate yourself.
     
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    People don’t need a reason to be mean to each other. Take away the reason and they will find another reason.
     
  8. BudKing8806

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    In other words. We need to police people's thoughts?
     
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    I think his goal is to try and make people less dickish to each other.
     
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    Basically, I think women are more wary around random men than random women because men are more likely to do bad things to them. The way to fix that unconscious bias and others like it is to make them irrational. Men shouldn't rape women as much. However, as long as that discrepancy in violent crime between men and women does exist, you're never going to get rid of unconscious biases by getting mad at women for having rational, working brains.
     
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  11. Neph

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    Easy solution stop filling up with gas. Or move out of whatever warzone you live in.
     
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    IMO these often happen due to various stereotypes that are continually perpetuated by ignorant folks who can't see that they're doing more harm than good. Until the stereotypical behavior goes away we'll get to deal with it.
     
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    This probably isn't the correct discussion for me then lol.
     
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    You can't change the unconscious biases in regular people, you can address it in people who work on behalf of the government via training. Simply making people aware of unconscious bias goes a long way to mitigating its effect on people.

    Applying this to police, politicians, HR personnel, etc. will positively impact the unintentional application of biases in government actions.

    Corporations could certainly pursue this when it comes to their decision-makers but that's corporate and they can do/not do what they want to address it.
     
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    Soooo . . . policing their thoughts.
     
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    Sometimes . . . but in my 23 years working for uncle sam there is nothing more wasteful and boring for employees than this type of training.
     
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    This guy wants access to your kids.

    Aside from the obvious problem of actually wanting your kids minds to be engineered and dumbed down to fit into some political mold in the education system, it is far easier to do more harm than good when it comes to tinkering with childrens brains.

    It ends up being an attempt to insert political biases into children. Just the biases that whoever is financing the engineering project want.

    The absurdity and arrogance of 'eliminating bias in humans through conditioning children' leads to a never ending battle against human brains because you can never quite achieve perfection.

    Something tells me a society where this is accepted would be one with everyone on anti-depressants.
     
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    It may be boring but studies show that it works and it's fairly easy to implement.
     
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    You’re it saying we should make people be trained because some people are cunts? That’s literally your thesis here
     
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    What studies? I was told, albeit decades ago, that it made it worse
     

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