Disparate impact realism

While not quite Steven Farron’s The Affirmative Action Hoax, the following 86 page article, in press (and copied without permission), is a worthwhile read. It’s the most psychometrically informed case for a change to disparate impact laws that I have ever seen. (The parlance “g-loaded” was even used!).

Wax, Amy L., “Disparate Impact Realism“. Scholarship at Penn Law. Paper 361.

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3 Responses to Disparate impact realism

  1. Kiwiguy says:

    Interesting, she was the person who invited John Derbyshire to appear at the discussion with the Black Law Students Association.


  2. Kiwiguy says:

    Or at least suggested to the BLSA that he be invited:

    “Prof. Wax had read and enjoyed my book We Are Doomed and sent me an appreciative email. We had exchanged a couple more friendly emails. (I had no previous acquaintance with her.) She suggested to the BLSA that I might be a good panelist for the upcoming discussion. The BLSA emailed me with an invitation. I emailed back to thank them, but suggested that perhaps, given my views — which I sketched for them clearly — I might not be a good “fit” for the panel. A couple more rounds of emails were exchanged, with the upshot that the BLSA invited me anyway, and I accepted.”


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