“Although principally about the law, the book is also about the relationship between the law and social science. Social science has driven critique of employment discrimination law for many years now. Understanding how biases operate in the workplace helps us to see better how and where the law is inadequate, and to see when it relies on stories that are incomplete. A less frequent (but potentially more productive) approach to the relationship between law and social science works the other way around. What should the law look like in light of the social science on discrimination within work organizations, including its limitations? How should the law incorporate knowledge from the social sciences, now and over time? There are better and worse ways for the law to structure its relationship with the social sciences on questions of how discrimination operates and how organizations can best avoid or reduce discrimination within their walls, and we should be careful to select the better ones over the worse.”

Source: Tristin K. Greene. Discrimination Laundering: The Rise of Organizational Innocence and the Crisis of Equal Opportunity Law. pg. 7. 2016.


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