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Equality & Discrimination - Ch:13

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Sam Buemi

on 12 November 2012

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Transcript of Equality & Discrimination - Ch:13

Civil Rights Laws
Real vs Relevant Differences
Racism - involves making a race a significant factor
about the other person
"us" vs. "them" thought process
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Think about racial harassment after 9-11
Gender Discrimination
Education - the "great equalizer"
Racial Profiling-
Policy/security practice
when a person is treated
suspect because of their
Not so Equal
Other Statistics
Of news/stories of poverty:
62% are represented by blacks
Minorities most likey
to be affected
by chronic underemployment
77 cents / Dollar
Made by Blacks compared
to Whites
Same w/ Women
43 million Americans w/
Racial Discrimination
Males dominated fields such as math/science/engineering
Sexual Harassment
3 women murdered Daily
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14th Amendment- equal protection
Womens Suffrage
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Brown v Board
Affirmative Action
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Civil Rights Act
Race - Biological
Anthropologists classify
anywhere between 6-80 races
Most differences are average differences
How do we; should we classify people?
99.9% similar
What makes it especially wrong is the making of false judgements
What are the Differences?
Non-Consequentialist Arguments
How would they view
discrimination & equality?
Equality & Discrimination
Yet College Graduation Rates
are significantly lower for blacks
than whites
Principle of equality
is a nonconsequentialist principle
Most differences are not biological, but average differences
Up 32% in NY Alone
"Driving While Black"
What factors causes higher
pull-over rate for Blacks?
Hate Crimes - particular attack
against a person based on their
identified group
By Boyfriends
or Husbands
Dowry Deaths Reported: 6,000
Bride Burnings
Violence toward Women
Women & Children
used in some form
of prostitution
unjust to treat people differently in ways that deny
some of the social benefits unless we can show that there is a difference between them that is relevant to that differential treatment
Principle of
So what make
ism's so Wrong
Not just about the real differences
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