When we fail to define “equal,” we won’t know whether we’ve achieved equity, as a recent report from the Minnesota Census of Women in Corporate Leadership demonstrates. Image Credit: iStock-fizkes
Calls for racial and gender equity rarely outline how true equity might look, or when those calls can stop. That can be a problem in places like Minnesota, a predominantly white state where true equity can be deceiving.
The Minnesota Census of Women in Corporate Leadership has critiqued the demographics of the state’s business leaders for more than a decade. The subtitle of the 2020 edition explains that, “Overall, women are making slow but steady progress into corporate leadership positions, but BIPOC [Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color] women are being left behind.”
The claim that women of color are being left behind unravels after a little homework, however. A Statistical Misstep: What’s Half of 49?
As evidence for women’s “slow but steady progress,” the Census notes that 47 percent of new board members at Minnesota’s largest public companies were women. But 47 percent – 23 women out of 49 appointments – is just one or two away from 50 percent. Just like how flipping a coin doesn’t always result in exactly 50 percent heads and 50 percent tails, appointing 49 people at random from the population could easily yield a 23-26 mix of women and men.
In fact, a 23-26 mix is statistically indistinguishable from random selection, or 50 percent ( p = 0.39 by one-tailed, one-proportion z-test). That’s not “slow progress,” as the report’s cover claims – that’s one way that full gender parity can look, and it’s happening right now.
The Census is an attractive document filled with colorful infographics and charts, but this newfound nugget of non-discrimination sits unheralded at the end of a plain-text paragraph on page 3: “Minnesota […]
Most “Conservative” News Outlets Are on the Big Tech Teat
Not long ago, conservative media was not beholden to anyone. Today, most sites are stuck on the Big Tech gravy train.
I’ll keep this short. The rise of Pandemic Panic Theater, massive voter fraud, and other “taboo” topics have neutered a majority of conservative news sites. You’ll notice they are very careful about what topics they tackle. Sure, they’ll attack Critical Race Theory, Antifa, and the Biden-Harris regime, but you won’t see them going after George Soros, Bill Gates, the World Economic Forum, or the Deep State, among others.
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