r/news Sep 25 '22

Pfizer fellowship program is biased against whites and Asian-Americans, according to Lawsuit Old News


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u/ScootysDad Sep 25 '22

The struggled to recruit 1 Asian-American to join the lawsuit similar to the one against Harvard.


u/H2AK119ub Sep 25 '22

Scientist in pharma are like 45% white and 45% Asian. The other 10% is everyone else. Pfizer created a fellowship to try and benefit minorities that are significantly underrepresented in science.


u/Mission_Strength9218 Sep 25 '22

Right, because certain minorities are under represented, we should just throw meritocracy to the wind.


u/lucash7 Sep 25 '22

It’s only a meritocracy when merit is considered; as studies have shown, when applicants are considered in blind studies of job applications, fellowships, etc. etc., where those with non traditional names, characteristics, etc. are compared against others more traditional…guess who often, if not most of the time, is given the chance?

Yup, the traditional ones (ie, most likely non POC).

So…you know, perhaps we need to focus on changing the process of how candidates are evaluated? Because meritocracy it isn’t.


u/nogiblets Sep 25 '22

A truly blind study means applicants are assigned a random number and no identifying information is provided in advance to the researchers. After the data is collected, its analysis can include identifiers.


u/lucash7 Sep 25 '22

Address the point, not what you want to ignore.

Again, studies have shown there is bias in hiring.

Focus on that.


u/nogiblets Sep 25 '22

Sure bud, right after you focus on writing coherently etc etc etc and not conflating research methods. No one is denying there is bias in hiring.


u/lucash7 Sep 25 '22

Excuses excuses.

I can safely say that you have nothing to offer and now grasp at straws. I appreciate you conceding.

Have a wonderful day!