“I think unconscious bias is one of the hardest things to get at.” Ruth Bader Ginsburg

notorious-ruth-bader-ginsburg-priscilla-wolfe“I think unconscious bias is one of the hardest things to get at. My favorite example is the symphony orchestra. When I was growing up, there were no women in orchestras. Auditioners thought they could tell the difference between a woman playing and a man. Some intelligent person devised a simple solution: Drop a curtain between the auditioners and the people trying out. And, lo and behold, women began to get jobs in symphony orchestras.”

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