Don’t Stereotype Stereotypes

Real Clear Science has an interesting article arguing that the politically correct sanction against stereotyping has a cost. Just as paranoids sometimes have real enemies, many stereotypes are evidence-based and hence useful. “Indeed, some cultural stereotypes may actually be more valid than most hypotheses stemming from the social sciences; so ignoring them may not necessarily be in the individual’s best interest.”

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  1. CaptDMO February 27, 2013 at 4:56 pm | | Reply

    How many consistant “Just the fact’s Ma’am…” answers does it take to justify a Statistic?
    At what percentage point do clearly recognized statistics override previously forbidden findings of “recent sample studies show…” ?

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