My friend asked me to watch this lecture by Jonathan Haidt with an open mind. So I watched it and took notes as I was listening.

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he says that individuals can pursue both, but universities can't

I really like his statement about social justice not just working for the end goal of social justice, but also to help "you" be better at your own job (tales). like healthcare, you're better at healing when you discover you treat black people differently.

love how big sugar gets mentioned.

Def agree with his thesis that safety culture is bad and makes us weaker (update: would need more evidence to see that it makes us "weaker").

Did not know the full context on the Larry Summers thing. Really good. Def agree.

it's hilarious that nobody raised their hand about the tech jobs thing lol.

So it seems like the Wired article actually pushes back on the magnitude of these distinctions being biological in basis.

Disparate outcomes do not imply disparate treatment. This is very good, but I feel like he uses that tech graph as if it's something that's instantaneous, or the professors . The corrective measure of hiring more women may be occurring now, but the effects of that at campuses isn't going to be seen immediately. But I do appreciate the fact that there could be a third variable here, which honestly I think it is, that . I don't think most companies, in this climate with sexism on the forefront of hiring managers' minds, that people are being discriminatory against women, I think the reason we're not seeing the needle move much is simply because of all the socialization around what women are expected to be interested in. Moreover, I don't deny that some of the disparity could be due to biological differences, however I don't think it's been demonstrated that the biological differences that do exist would account for the degree of disparity that we're seeing. That's the key. It may be a combination

omg thank god he made up that story about the suspension rates.

Also definitely agree that what matters for social justice is equal treatment, not equal outcomes. But that works to an extent, what about the case of past social injustices need to be corrected. The fact that white households have a 180k assets - debts vs black households at 18k is, I believe in part, due to the past, very clear, injustices of slavery as blacks have not had the benefits of wealth accrual up until 150 years ago. The difference here is simply a matter of scope. Global scope (all time) vs local scope (current).

"For it is obvious that if a man is entering the starting line in a race 300 years after another man, the first would have to perform some impossible feat in order to catch up with his fellow runner." - MLK