Please watch this video (don't have to watch carefully, just get the concept) and tell me how you think about these questions below within 300-350 words.
(Don't try to explain about this topic, I know and understand it. I just need to know other people's thoughts in order to compare thoughts.)
Reflect upon the Individualistic Fallacy, Legalistic Fallacy, and Ahistorical Fallacy. Relate these fallacies to the information you learned from the video. Why might these fallacies exist? What are the consequences of these fallacies?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 25, 2018, 8:01 am ad1c9bdddf
Three logical fallacies and "Race: The Power of Illusion."
The three fallacies in relation to the video.
(I watched the whole thing).
Reflect upon the Individualistic Fallacy, Legalistic Fallacy, and Ahistorical Fallacy. Relate these fallacies to the information you learned from the video. Why might these fallacies exist? What are the consequences of these fallacies?
(The response below is my own and is not taken from any particular source. I deal with all questions more or less at the same time, since they overlap quite a bit).
The individualistic fallacy is based on faulty inference: it goes from the individual to the society (or group, community) in which they live. The classic anti-racial argument, of course, is that if you loathe a group on the grounds that 5 of them have treated you poorly, this is not a valid inference. On the other hand, if a group were to act like this all the time, throughout their geographic distribution, then it would be valid. In the early parts of the video, the narrator uses the pronoun "we" in an irritating and condescending way: "We" judge people by race (that is, skin color). She says this several times as if it's an obvious truth. I, personally, have never met a ...
The race and ethnicity for fallacies and consequences are examined.
Please assist in answering the following question in regard to the New Haven Firefighters Affirmative Action case. I am less interested in the legal aspects, focus for me on you view regarding normative ethics and your personal managerial thoughts on the matter
From a managerial perspective: Did the city of New Haven act reasonably in rejecting the test results based on the lack of minority representation?
The New Haven Firefighters Affirmative Action has not received this kind of attention in a long time. Supreme Court Justice Sonya Santomayor ruled on a case in New Haven CT where there was a claim that the testing used for promotion within the New Haven fire department discriminated against minorities. This is not a law course so the legal details are not interesting here. We want to look at the managerial implications of this morally charged situation. So let's leave aside the issues of judicial activism and hermeneutics (interpretation) as a creative activity.
Be clear about the implications for a diverse workforce, or even the need. Should the city be seeking a demographic to their employees that matches that of the general population to begin with? Consider if this is a legitimate goal in making out your argument about this particular situation. For some media reaction you can read: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=103289178