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Amazon scraps secret AI recruiting tool that showed bias against women | Hacker News
I comment on how bias in AI may not be so bad... human processes are biased also, and at least the AI process can (if we build it this way) be more transparent.
mypostings  ai  discrimination 
october 2018 by mcherm
Different Worlds | Slate Star Codex
People with different personalities and different approaches to the world experience entirely different environments -- for instance some encounter discrimination everywhere while others never encounter it. Why and how?
discrimination  psychology  via:SlateStarCodex  ScottAlexander  todo 
june 2018 by mcherm
A Police Officer at My Public High School Told Me I’m Going to Hell Because I’m Gay | American Civil Liberties Union
Another student's tale of official indifference to lgbt-related harassment and assault in high school.
gayrights  discrimination  police  via:reddit 
may 2018 by mcherm
I am leaving LLVM | Hacker News
It's a meaningful, even nuanced discussion about the ethics of discriminating in favor of women and underrepresented racial minorities in tech projects.
womenintech  discrimination 
may 2018 by mcherm
/r/legaladvice hears from both sides
A commenter realized that the complaint referred to a previous post by someone else. The advice had been consistent; the other thread was undeleted and provided as evidence.
law  reddit  via:reddit  ethics  discrimination 
april 2018 by mcherm
The Justice Department’s stunning report on the Baltimore Police Department - The Washington Post
The official Justice department report on the Baltimore Police is astoundingly horrifying. Severe racism and complete disregard for civil rights was not only common, it was officially mandated.
racism  discrimination  police  policeabuse  policeimmunity  via:reddit 
march 2017 by mcherm
Gender Bias In Hiring: Interviewing as a Trans Woman in Tech by February Keeney | Model View Culture
Trans please got lots of job offers as a man, none as a woman. An A-B test for IT hiring.
via:reddit  gender  discrimination  hiring 
march 2017 by mcherm
Apple engineer rejected from job at Apple store Genius Bar
Retired now, this former tip Apple engineer never heard back after applying to work at the Apple "Genius Bar".
discrimination  hiring  via:reddit 
september 2016 by mcherm
The Mathematics of Paul Graham's Bias Test - Chris Stucchio
A mathematically sound test to see if there was bias in selecting a group even if you don't know the pool of applicants by looking at how well the selected group members did.
statistics  math  discrimination  via:HackerNews 
november 2015 by mcherm
A Way to Detect Bias
Here's a way to measure bias in selecting people (or whatever) without knowing who applied. Measure success. If one group (eg. women) consistently do better then they had to reach a higher bar to get selected.
statistics  PaulGraham  math  discrimination  via:HackerNews 
november 2015 by mcherm
How apraxia got my son suspended from school – Michael Graziano – Aeon
The school principle decided to suspend a 6-year-old for sexual misbehavior that didn't even exist and did so over many reasoned objections. When it was taken to court, it was overturned.
learningdisability  disabilities  discrimination  evil  via:reddit 
february 2014 by mcherm
Homeland Security Is An Embarassment With The Way It Treats US Citizens At The Border | Techdirt
Border control agents treat people REALLY badly, but you have to be Muslim to experience it.
TSA  techdirt  via:Techdirt  discrimination  race 
january 2014 by mcherm
US scientists boycott Nasa conference over China ban | Science | theguardian.com
The US passed a law that no Chinese citizens can be on NASA property. Now they're excluding Chinese from a Confrence and many scientists are objecting.
discrimination  science  ethics  via:reddit 
october 2013 by mcherm
Conference anti-harassment/Policy - Geek Feminism Wiki
A sample anti-harassment policy for a conference or similar group.
discrimination  sexism  via:DavidMacIver 
september 2013 by mcherm
I understood gender discrimination once I added “Mr.” to my resume and landed a job – Quartz
His first name is "Kim". He was getting no responses to his resume added the word Mr in front of his name, and after that got many responses.
discrimination  gender  hiring 
july 2013 by mcherm
Sample anti-harassment policy for conferences
This was created as a model policy for conference organizers to use (or at least use as inspiration).
discrimination  gender  conferences  via:BruceSchneier 
august 2012 by mcherm
After Tahrir: Protecting US Muslims from Bigotry « Clay Shirky
A wonderful picture of Christians in the Egyptian protests protecting Muslims during prayer. And a personal plea for more tolerance at home.
via:ClayShirky  politics  discrimination  personal_net 
march 2011 by mcherm
is a dream a lie if it don’t come true / or is it something worse « Questioning Transphobia
Trans woman is hit by car. Comatose in hospital, her family tell the doctors to cease the hormone treatments and revert to calling her by her old (male) name. She's not doing well.
transgender  medicine  discrimination  via:reddit 
january 2010 by mcherm
Why James Chartrand Wears Women's Underpants | Copyblogger
A (modern) writer explains why she took a male pen name: because she was successful under the male name and not under the female name.
gender  discrimination  writing  via:HackerNews 
december 2009 by mcherm
Obama Calls Muslim Women Barred From Stage - The Caucus - Politics - New York Times Blog
Two Muslim women were told they could not sit where they'd be on camera with Barack Obama because they had on headscarfs. When Barack found out, afterward, he objected and called them personally to apologize.
politics  rights  obama  discrimination  via:digg 
june 2008 by mcherm
Soldier Sues Army, Saying His Atheism Led to Threats - New York Times
A tale of soldiers claiming they suffered severe discrimination for being atheists in the Army.
religion  discrimination  military  rights  civilrights 
april 2008 by mcherm
SI.com - More Sports - Kansas HS says female cannot ref boys game - Wednesday February 13, 2008 9:40PM
A private religious high school objects to having a female ref because women can't have dominion over boys. All the other refs walk out and refuse to substitute for her (yea!).
via:boingboing  discrimination  sports  personal_net 
february 2008 by mcherm

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