Overconfident Male Scientists, Underperforming SAT-Takers, And The Risk Of Attributing To Local Bias That Which Structural Bias Can Explain
We can't solve problems if we can't carefully diagnose them
Let’s use a wacky hypothetical conversation to try to illuminate a point:
A: The flu test is biased against darker-skinned and poorer people.
B: Huh? Why?
A: The test consistently shows that darker-skinned and poorer people are more likely to have the flu!
B: I think I left the oven on at home and I have to go now.
B is fleeing as fast as he can from this co…
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