Former member of Toastmasters of The Hague (public speaking, leadership, networking) – former member of Portsmouth City Council’s Portsmouth Environmental Forum (no longer exists) – former board member of Environmental Chemistry (and Toxicology) Section of the Royal Netherlands Chemical Society – one of the 11 graduates of the Portsmouth City Council-sponsored NCFE-accredited community leadership course “Taking the Lead” – former member of the Amsterdam-American Business Club (business networking) – former member of the Southampton-based SHEA business club (business networking; no longer exists) – participant in Andy Shepard’s Sax Massive in Bristol – geologist, feminist and marine biogeochemist (earth & life science background, in other words) – former member of Portsmouth-based samba drumming band Sambatida – former homeless person in Portsmouth (<2 months) – former board and committees member of the Netherlands biggest network (a foundation) for women in science and technology – former member of publishing teams at Arcadis, the US-based Geochemical Society and science publishers – author of books on the new eugenics and otherisation (inspired by my experiences in England as well as the teachings of Harvard Law School, Stanford Law School and many others)
“People from Essex and London were judged to be less intelligent than people from other areas.”
“In addition, people who are working class (from across all of south east England) were judged to be less intelligent, friendly and trustworthy than middle class people.”
“And people from an ethnic minority were judged less intelligent than white people…”
Based only on their accent.
And it’s not me who is “making this up”. It’s Dr Amanda Coles’ work. She is a post-doctoral researcher.
And she too, by the way, is often assessed as less intelligent than many others.
Based only on her accent.
The article mentions “self-bias”. This is also a major problem here where I live. A lot of people here assume that if you live here, you HAVE to be stuck in poverty forever, that there is nothing else out there for them. This is how they see themselves, as poor powerless sods.