Thursday, May 18, 2006

Kook Sociology

Here's a charming theory that has actually been taken seriously in courtrooms:

That white men have an unconscious bias against women and minorities.

My take: This is a mild version of the Soviet policy of labeling opponents as mentally ill and tossing them into asylums. [White male? Automatically guilty!] It encourages the worst stereotypes, completely ignores the complexity of human relationships, and furthers the view that women and minorities are inherent victims.

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