Inequality, Racism, and Framing

Inequality, Racism, and Framing

Inequality, Racism, and Framing

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May 4 2009 8:36 AM

Inequality, Racism, and Framing

People of your race may be on average faster, smarter, or more volatile than people of my race. But the opposite pattern may turn up if you and I are classified in some other way. ... The distribution question doesn't settle the framing question, because race is just one way in which ability can be unevenly distributed. To answer the framing question in the affirmative, you have to show something more. You have to show that classifying and comparing by race, rather than using some other classification system or judging each person as an individual, does more good than harm.

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