Andrey (azangru) wrote,
Andrey
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In The Coddling of the American Mind, Lukianoff and Haidt, after arguing that not all students have identical interests, and therefore it shouldn't necessarily follow that a disproportionate representation of a particular group in a particular field can serve as evidence of bias against other groups, continue, almost in the same breath:



Note 37 refers to Chang, E. (2018). Brotopia: Breaking up the boys’ club of Silicon Valley. New York, NY: Portfolio/Penguin.

I haven't read Chang. But. Isn't it possible that while discarding accusations of hostile and unsafe campus environment because they have first-hand experience of working at universities, the authors too easily accept that there is "toxic culture" in the Valley (which, judging by the social media, is left as fuck and virtue signalling like crazy)?
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