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Re: %dXbJitCkt

hey @jer, if you don't agree on that solution, do you agree on the problem at hand? namely that there are systemic biases that leads to unequal opportunity (different from unequal outcome, which is much different).

as an example, i'm someone who comes from a very privileged background:

  • my childhood was stable and nurturing in a friendly neighborhood, while my parents worked most of the time, they earned a good living and were available to raise me together
  • growing up i never had to worry about earning money or be a caretaker for the rest of my family, which means it's easier for me to think in abundance because i've never been forced into scarcity
  • my parents paid my way through most of life, even including university, which means i have never been in debt
  • i was encouraged and supported to pursue any aspiration i wanted, including playing with computers, playing sports, doing extra-curricular activities, etc, which led me to have a more confident, curious, and aspirational attitude
  • many systems in our current default society have biases that favors my personality: confident, curious, aspirational, etc
  • i was given job opportunities unavailable to most, like an internship where my dad worked out of high school which led to more job opportunities during university and beyond
  • i have a white name and face that is relatable for many other privileged people
  • i identify with the male gender assigned to me at birth, which again is relatable for other privileged people

i could go on, but you get the idea. for many other people, they come from a less privileged background, which means they have less opportunity for success, even if they put in more effort and are more skilled.

if we agree that systemic biases lead to unequal opportunity, then the question is how to we address this problem?

what do you think we should do @jer?

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