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Cesario's framework for understanding group disparities is radically incomplete

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  13 May 2022

Morgan Weaving
School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, The University of Melbourne, Victoria3010, Australia.;
Cordelia Fine
School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, The University of Melbourne, Victoria3010, Australia.;


Cesario argues that experimental studies of bias tell us little about why group disparities exist. We argue that Cesario's alternative approach implicitly frames understanding of group disparities as a false binary between “bias” and “group differences.” This, we suggest, will contribute little to our understanding of the complex dynamics that produce group disparities, and risks inappropriately rationalizing them.

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