Re: Definition of Racism (without rent-a-riot)

From: Felix Ungman (
Date: Tue Aug 14 2001 - 03:12:09 MDT

On måndag 13 augusti 2001 18.03, Harvey Newstrom wrote:
>No offense, but it is clear that you and Mike have never taken a college
>level statistics course, especially one specializing in biological or
>psychological statistics. I have, and the real world gets a lot more
>complicated than these arm-chair statistics would imply.

You're right, all the statistics courses I've taken have been att the
university level. I don't know about Mike, but at least he seems to know
the drill:

Mike Lorrey:
>Discrimination and racism can therefore be said to be effects of people
>trying to act in a Bayesian manner when they are severly lacking in
>information necessary to properly conclude a Bayesian

Harvey Newstrom again:
>I still have not gotten any explanation about why we are discussing
>this at all.

Mike's pointing out the root of discrimination. This explanation gives you,
among other things, a clear understanding of the pros and cons of laws
againt discrimination.


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