At diversity club
this week a month or so ago, we are going to learn about Third Culture Kids, and you can read about what this is in the short article linked here:
As supplementary material, here is an infographic and a recent nytimes article:
INFOGRAPHIC: The Modern Third Culture Kid
–Abie and Nina
(I remind you that you can bring your own lunch if you would like to eat while we meet.)
Was it already a month ago that our Diversity Club discussion was on data, algorithms and prejudice?
For a short introduction to the topic, see this piece from the New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/10/upshot/when-algorithms-discriminate.html?_r=0
For a more in-depth discussion of this issue – specifically, as it relates to workplace equality – here’s an interesting piece from The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/aug/03/algorithm-racist-human-employers-work
At last diversity club we most recently we discussed “lookism”, the way that physical attractiveness can drive bias. We have found a short article about provocative scientific controversy to help spark discussion: https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/the-data-are-in-regarding-satoshi-kanazawa/
For an overview and introduction to lookism, also see this article: http://curvylife.com/plainness_penalty/
For diversity club last week, we discussed the definition of “diversity” and how it might change over time or between groups. To help focus this, we read a short, but perhaps provocative, piece from the Atlantic:
The Weakening Definition of ‘Diversity’
Millennials think that diversity is less about race and gender than it is about different “experiences.” What does this mean for America?
GILLIAN B. WHITE MAY 13, 2015
Last week the IHME diversity club discussed a recent JAMA viewpoint on “Medical Education and the Minority Tax”. I think this is a good way to frame an important issue:
A Piece of My Mind
May 9, 2017
Medical Education and the Minority Tax
Kali D. Cyrus, MD, MPH1
Author Affiliations Article Information
JAMA. 2017;317(18):1833-1834. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.0196
I sat down at the large conference room table surrounded by the other medical students, some of whom I recognized from earlier stops on the residency interview trail. As they continued their conversations, I looked around, realizing I was once again the only interviewee who is black. I kept gazing around the room, only to find more faces staring back that did not look like me. Hanging grandly from the walls were faces, painted in watercolor, framed in bronze, and undoubtedly of really important men … really important white men.
Early this month, the IHME Diversity Club discussed the recent paper, Transgender Population Size in the United States: a Meta-Regression of Population-Based Probability Samples, by Meerwijk and Sevelius from AJPH: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5227946/
This helped us dig into trans and non-binary gender and how it relates to our work in health metrics.
For Diversity Club this week we are going to discuss stereotypes. What are stereotypes, and why do they exist? We have selected a technical paper of modest length to be the focus of this discussion: Susan T. Fiske. Warmth and Competence: Stereotype Content Issues for Clinicians and Researchers. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3801417/
(Since this is running from 12:30 to 1:30, it seems worthwhile to remind you that you can bring your own lunch if you would like to eat while we meet.)
Hi Again All,
This week we are going to discuss bias against women in the workplace. Here is a short reading from the American Bar Association:
I hope to see you there!