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Implicit Bias Class Action Dismissed

Published by on April 17, 2012

In a refreshing breath of sanity, a judge in Iowa has dismissed a race discrimination class action based on the theory of “implicit bias.”  More after the break. The lawsuit questioned every hiring and promotion decision made at 37 state agencies, involving 20,000 jobs and 500,000 applications, but failed to challenge a particular employment practice that was […]

In a refreshing breath of sanity, a judge in Iowa has dismissed a race discrimination class action based on the theory of “implicit bias.”  More after the break.

The lawsuit questioned every hiring and promotion decision made at 37 state agencies, involving 20,000 jobs and 500,000 applications, but failed to challenge a particular employment practice that was discriminatory.  Rather, it was based on the theory of a psychology professor who believes that “implicit bias” taints all decisions.  (A theory that has been questioned.)

Maybe we will just end up giving everyone “brain scans” to see if they think in politicaly correct ways.

The AP has a story about the trial decision here or here.

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