Clinton: Employers Have ‘Implicit Biases’ Against Women, Hispanics, Blacks

7 views

While speaking at a roundtable discussion on gender pay equality, Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton claimed people hold “implicit biases” against women, Hispanics, and African Americans.

After discussing the need for “more transparency” and a “carrot-and-stick” method in order to coerce businesses to disclose their salary information, Clinton said there is a need to address implicit biases.

“We still have to be willing to address these implicit biases. The research is absolutely conclusive that people—men and women—carry different ideas in our brains, our consciousness, about how to evaluate men’s and women’s work,” Clinton stated.

“So it’s the same as racial and ethnic disparities," she continued. "You can give somebody a resume with exactly the same information—one’s a woman, one’s a man, one’s clearly, perhaps, Latino or African American by identifying characteristics, one isn’t—and there is just an overwhelming body of evidence that people who hire gravitate towards those who are white men.”

“If there is anything like a close contest, any amount of willingness to say, ‘Okay, maybe I’ll take a chance,’ is pretty hard to find,” Clinton asserted. “People feel they want to make a safe decision and that’s how they judge it.”

Clinton then called on people to acknowledge their implicit biases and challenged them to ask themselves, "Why are we making these decisions?"

 

 

MRCTV Reader,

The media are hard at work weaving a web of confusion, misinformation, and conspiracy surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

This is why MRCTV, a program of the MRC, exists—to broadcast conservative values, culture, politics, expose media bias, and provide entertainment to new and diverse audiences. But we can’t do it alone. We are part of the only organization purely dedicated to this critical

Donate today to help MRCTV continue to produce videos and commentary that are seen far and wide. $25 a month goes a long way.

And now, thanks to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, you can make up to a $300 gift to the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization of your choice and use it as a tax deduction on your 2020 taxes, even if you take the standard deduction on your returns.

— The MRCTV Team

DONATE

Connect

Sign up for MRCTV Daily newsletter to receive the latest videos and commentary.

 

MRC Merch