Re: [Gendispatch] revised

Nico Williams <nico@cryptonector.com> Wed, 31 March 2021 18:12 UTC

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On Wed, Mar 31, 2021 at 10:49:28AM -0700, Dan Harkins wrote:
> Let me remind you again that disparate impact is not evidence of
> racism and it is a fallacy (specifically, the residual fallacy [1]) to
> claim otherwise. So, excluding disparate impact, where is this racism
> and bias you speak of?

The IETF's volunteer nature, with no gatekeepers, means that the IETF
can neither be the cause of nor the solution to lack of diversity of any
kind.  Though perhaps in order for the IETF to join our brave new
age-of-the-hyper-ostrakon, we must have gatekeepers (who hopefully will
only ever discriminate on the basis of approved criteria).

Nico
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