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Oh, that bias response!

Hurry, put together a Tiger Team Lock Up Session!

This article was published May 20, 2018 at 1:56 a.m.

And here some of us thought those safe spaces and trigger warnings on American campi were unintentionally hilarious. But they just ushered in the beginning. Now make way for something called Bias Response Teams.

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JIMBOB47 says... May 20, 2018 at 6:35 a.m.

Welcome to Germany, circa 1932.

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JakeTidmore says... May 20, 2018 at 6:48 a.m.

Am familiar enough with history to know there's no with this story and 1932 Germany. Maybe in the unenlightened mind such a link exists but that's not a basis for such a conclusion.

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JakeTidmore says... May 20, 2018 at 6:49 a.m.

Correction:
Am familiar enough with history to know there's no connection with this story and 1932 Germany. Maybe in the unenlightened mind such a link exists but that's not a basis for such a conclusion.

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23cal says... May 20, 2018 at 8:27 a.m.

About "First, what the hell is wrong with being biased?"
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Well, a few things do come to mind. Certainly not the inconsequential, everyday bias this editor mentions which doesn't hurt anyone while purposely and dishonestly avoiding the bias which DOES harm people.
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Let's see.........
Rosa Parks. How about the bias which led to legislation requiring her to sit at the back of the bus?
Loving v. Virginia. How about the bias which led to laws preventing interracial couples such as Loving and Jeter from marrying?
Obergefell v. Hodges. How about the bias which led to the LGBT community being legally treated as second class citizens without the right to marry the person whom they love? And persecuted in so many other ways, as well.
Equal pay and wage gap. How about the bias which leads to women in the U.S. who work full time, year round being paid only 80 cents for every dollar paid to men — and for women of color, the wage gap is even larger?
The Holocaust. How about that traditional bias against Jews and what that led to?
Racism. How can racism not be based on bias? Can the editor figure out what the hell is wrong with racism?
Discrimination. We have laws protecting people from discrimination due to sex; any group which shares a common race, religion, color, or national origin; people over 40; and people with physical or mental handicaps. Why do we need laws to protect these groups if not for bias against them?
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Simply put, bias can lead to harming other citizens, and often does. To even ask "First, what the hell is wrong with being biased?" is light years beyond disingenuous and tone deaf, landing squarely on the planets of dishonest and silly.

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PopMom says... May 20, 2018 at 8:53 a.m.

Thank you 23Cal. The editors at the ADG still live in the 1950s.

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doggod says... May 20, 2018 at 9:58 a.m.

For years, Greenberg has claimed that "we learn most from our critics." Yet he never seems to learn anything. Unteachable.

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