Is that cartoon racist? Yes.

That’s the one showing the police standing over the dead chimp and remarking about how someone else is going to have to write the next stimulus bill.

We mentioned Harvard’s videos from the Project on Law and the Mind before, along with Jennifer Eberhardt’s 3 on racism.  They have helpfully put her talk on the black-ape association up separately.  Here it is:

  That should answer the question of whether it is insight or paranoia that is behind the charges of racism.

The cartoon does employ a racial stereotype and to that extent it is definitely racist.

Quick Hits

Time is tight, and there’s so much to post…

Fricker on Philosophy Bites: An interview with Miranda Fricker about epistemic injustice. It’s from 2007, but I hadn’t known about it! (Thanks, CR.)

Paycheck Fairness Act: A petition:

The Paycheck Fairness Act puts the burden on employers to show that the difference in compensation between two similar positions is based on something other than gender. It gives the federal government a more proactive role in preventing wage discrimination, prohibits employers from retaliating against employees who share salary information, and sets aside money to train women on how to negotiate salaries.

(Thanks, Jender-Parents.)

Study shows that racial profiling is no more effective than random screening. For more, go here. (Thanks, Mr Jender.)

The Orgasm Gap: Studies show women are less likely than men to have orgasms during heterosexual sex and suggest a shocking explanation: lack of male effort. (Thanks, Kalbir.)

First Woman Cabinet Minister in Saudi Arabia, and also other moves toward moderation. For more, go here. (Thanks, Mr Jender.)