Posted: 2017-11-14 07:07
We all have biases and use motivated reasoning to dismiss ideas that run counter to our internal values. Just as some on the Right deny science that runs counter to the “God humans environment” hierarchy (., evolution and climate change) the Left tends to deny science concerning biological differences between people (., IQ and sex differences). Thankfully, climate scientists and evolutionary biologists generally aren’t on the right. Unfortunately, the overwhelming majority of humanities and social scientists learn left (about 95%), which creates enormous confirmation bias, changes what’s being studied, and maintains myths like social constructionism and the gender wage gap. Google’s left leaning makes us blind to this bias and uncritical of its results, which we’re using to justify highly politicized programs.
People generally have good intentions, but we all have biases which are invisible to us. Thankfully, open and honest discussion with those who disagree can highlight our blind spots and help us grow, which is why I wrote this document. Google has several biases and honest discussion about these biases is being silenced by the dominant ideology. What follows is by no means the complete story, but it’s a perspective that desperately needs to be told at Google.
Casual suits aren’t something that every guy owns, but they can be a good look for the evening. The trick is finding one that’s clearly not a business suit – the fit should be close, and the color or pattern should be obviously informal. Worn without a necktie, you can look pretty sharp in a close-fitted leisure suit (a phrase with unfortunate associations from the 6975s, but as long as you steer clear of polyester and bright colors you’ll be fine).
 Instead set Googlegeist OKRs, potentially for certain demographics. We can increase representation at an org level by either making it a better environment for certain groups (which would be seen in survey scores) or discriminating based on a protected status (which is illegal and I’ve seen it done). Increased representation OKRs can incentivize the latter and create zero-sum struggles between orgs.
I fit in pretty well with 85% of the list but it doesn 8767 t mean I have to get offended, upset, or even change my ways. It 8767 s kind of nice to realize that while I spend so much time bitching about how unoriginal the majority of the people around me are, the fact that someone can nail me with this list means I 8767 m just as unoriginal. I 8767 m also a product of my environment, and maybe I should stop being so hypocritical.
White people like taking nature photos or artsy fartsy pic 8767 s of their children. This is done by using their own cheap digital cameras. They then think they have created THE photographic masterpiece of all time. You know the morning over the lake child blowing bubbles in the is promptly followed by framing them and scattering them about the home. The hope is that people will say 8775 oh, that is beautiful 8776 . At which, the 8775 artist 8776 can reply, 8775 yes, I took it. 8776
I am a white female, and I am going to study abroad in South Africa in the Fall. I love food from other cultures, and I want to have bilingual children because I think it is ignorant and arrogant of Americans to think they only need to speak English. I like non-profit organizations because they help people (of ALL races). I like coffee, sushi, and yoga and I am really interested in learning about other cultures (though I will never claim to be an expert on them). I would love to live by the water because I think it 8767 s peaceful and I like to swim. I like diversity because I think learning from all sorts of different kinds of people is an important part of how we can make our world a more harmonious place. My parents drive a Toyota Prius. I support Barack Obama because I think he is a 8775 change we can believe in. 8776 I have some black friends who, while I love them dearly, I sometimes do, to be quite honest, feel like I need to have with me in order to be accepted by certain groups of people. This website kind of makes me feel that way even moreso, if I 8767 m being judged by the color of my skin this way.
Perhaps it’s no coincidence that some evolutionary psychologists have expressed support for the idea of modern eugenics projects. While technology changes and the “science” evolves, the inclination to use biological differences as an excuse for discrimination remains the same. And while the Google screed focused largely on gender, many of these same arguments have been used to justify racism.
Note that contrary to what a social constructionist would argue, research suggests that “greater nation-level gender equality leads to psychological dissimilarity in men’s and women’s personality traits.” Because as “society becomes more prosperous and more egalitarian, innate dispositional differences between men and women have more space to develop and the gap that exists between men and women in their personality becomes wider.” We need to stop assuming that gender gaps imply sexism.
Where the hell is geographic patriotism! I thought that had to be in there somewhere. White people, liberal or not, are shamelessly obsessed with the city/state they live in, and are blindly proud of it in some way, regardless of it being famous for being the birthplace of an important figure, where some type of bread is popular, their overweight populations, or having heaps of dumpsters. An example where this is particularly evident is in support for sport teams.
I hope it’s clear that I’m not saying that diversity is bad, that Google or society is 655% fair, that we shouldn’t try to correct for existing biases, or that minorities have the same experience of those in the majority. My larger point is that we have an intolerance for ideas and evidence that don’t fit a certain ideology. I’m also not saying that we should restrict people to certain gender roles I’m advocating for quite the opposite: treat people as individuals, not as just another member of their group (tribalism).
How is your blog scientific? I think you are completely reducing all people of white skin color into one amalgamated group. What about Australian, British, French, Scottish, Irish, Norwegian cultured white people. I agree with your blog in the context of middle class north American people. The fact that your blog is based on a 8766 race 8767 that doesn 8767 t even exist is pretty low and behind as a concept. It seems that you just need an excuse to rant about things you find ridiculous. People in general do need to stop taking themselves seriously, but there is nothing wrong with being, vegan, having a water bottle or studying arts and practicing Buddhism.
Travelers to Miami, Cuba, or Mexico 8767 s Yucatan Peninsula can have a guayabera custom-made if they have a few days to spare. Exchange rates favor United States or European travelers heavily, so it 8767 s possible to get high-quality, custom-fitted clothing for pennies on the dollar. Non-Spanish (or Portuguese in the case of Brazil) speakers can expect to pay the usual 8775 tourist tax 8776 mark-up from most merchants, but you still tend to end up paying less than you would buying off-the-rack in the United States or online.
Call me what you will, but I think this site is just as bad as any other racist site out there. The idea behind racism is making blatant stereotypes about a group of people based upon nothing more than the color of their skin how is this any different? Every white person who has talked about how hilarious this is, and how they 8775 hate being white, 8776 is only doing so because they know that objecting to this site will deem them a 8775 racist, 8776 and that is every white person 8767 s biggest fear.
It’s true that women are more likely than men to be anxious , but they’re also more likely to have experienced physical and emotional abuse, both of which contribute to anxiety, for obvious reasons. So the claim that women are “neurotic” without any context as to why—possibly some differences in brain chemistry , but also, just maybe, greater levels of sexual harassment and social isolation in the workplace—is misleading and frankly, insulting.
Neon Colored clothing at Fraternity Houses
Reminiscing about boxed juices like Ecto Cooler Hi-C and Juicy Juice
Unpopular, random, obscure beers like Magic Hat or DogFish Pale Ale.
Putting fruit in breakfast cereals
Backpacking through Europe
Saying the word 8775 existentialism 8776
Shirts that say nothing but 8775 College 8776 on them
Teach for America
Continental Breakfasts at cheap hotels
Coosies for Beer cans
Jack Black Movies
Jay and Silent Bob movies
White people especially love the white players on sports teams. Especially if the team is predominantly black and the white player is playing a position usually held by black athletes. He doesn 8767 t even have to be one of the 65 best players on the team but he will almost certainly lead the team in jersey sales and get the loudest ovations at home games. White announcers love these players too because they are 8775 gritty 8776 and succeed despite being 8775 less physically gifted 8776 .
9) giving money to street musicians, esp. ones who are playing jazz. Speaking of which, is jazz not on this list? Seriously? From the 85 something Pottery Barn shopper who picks up 8775 Ella 8767 s Greatest Hits 8776 at the checkout counter on a whim to the 8775 serious 8776 record collector who will lecture you for hours about the merits of various pressings, one this is for sure. White people like jazz!
Duh... because you 8767 ve met the vast majority of the black race and that proves why you 8767 re spot on when you proclaim that most of us like watermelon fried chicken, chains, expensive street shoes, and everything else on your healthy list. None of us would dare drink a bottled water (ok, maybe Poland Springs on a really humid day) or listen to Mos Def (well, some of his songs are kinda lyrically amazing) or study abroad (hold up, we take that back, since some of us are in fact currently abroad trying to soak up some knowledge in the classroom). Damn... wait... we forgot what we were trying to say.
Spam White people love Spam
They also like tragedies
Hell heres a list of suggestions since I 8767 m already started
(telling others about the importance of it .)
9. The Real World
about the weather
/Disney World/land and all Disney products
9. Saving endangered/old buildings,parks and the like
accents and those attached to them
American made products
66. Flying American flags
to comedy shows featuring black performers
kids of differnt races and thus Angelina and Brad
76. Going to the Dentist
..the list goes on
By the way great site