Thursday, May 16, 2013

Sometimes, There Is No "Right" Answer

Pigford II and the Eternal Problem of How to Prove Discrimination | Mother Jones

There is no perfect answer to questions of policy. This article explores that fact. It gives us a handy way of framing the realistic choices we face in setting the bar for discrimination cases:
You can either set a high bar for evidence of discrimination, knowing that it will unfairly deny compensation to lots of people who were treated wrongly. Or you can set a low bar, knowing that this will unfairly give money to lots of people who don't deserve it.

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