Sunday, May 26, 2013

sex/race-blind evaluation

I enthusiastically favor sex and race-blind evaluations (for admissions/jobs/etc) especially in the early stages where you're only going off of a resumé or something and stereotypes might subconsciously influence interpretation moreso than when you actually interact with them and see how they work.

Of course, that almost never actually happens, but I was amused to realize today that I succeeded in doing so purely by accident. The responses I got when soliciting for an undergraduate RA all had foreign names I can't begin to correlate with gender or pronunciation, and only roughly with nationality or race.

Berkeley is an interesting place :)

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