by using the blockchain & system lens theory.
We fight discrimination for a long time without success. A new view and new digital tools can solve the issue.
Systemic racism was defined by Sir William Macpherson in the UK’s Lawrence report (1999) as: “The collective failure of an organization to provide an appropriate and professional service to people because of their color, masculinity, culture, or ethnic origin. For example, racial profiling by security and law enforcement workers. To be clear. There are two different kinds of discrimination. First, the common discrimination caused by individuals we all know so well. I like to present a NEW definition to make repair possible.
I define Systemic or system discrimination that is caused by how our institutes and governments are designed.
For any failure, there is a solution. When the solution cannot be found It’s probably the problem definition where it goes wrong. People tend to rush to a solution or a personal judgment because discrimination is personal too.
If nothing works then we better redefine the problem. Let’s take use system analyses for the system problem:
Systemic discrimination suffers the same problem as described in the most famous book “Der Proceß” by Franz Kafka.
The glass-ceiling women battle is just alike Kafka his untangled labyrinth.
“Der Proceß” book was written 100 years ago, around 11 November 1918, the day WW1 ended, Max Weber designed bureaucracy and Karl Marx a new economic order. Now we can solve Kafka his problem. That’s worth a post too!
The Root causes are our LAYERED legal corporate, political & legal systems.
Below you see the steps in an academic career of women(red) and men in The Netherlands. Starting with being a student (49%) until becoming a professor 18 & (below). Only the system lens theory can explain where it goes wrong. The individual bias repeats itself. Flat decentral organizations can repair this. Only our large layered organizations know this typical system discrimination.
Using blockchain technology because it’s decentral and it makes our organizations FLAT again. Blockchain has the unique power to trace biases and it makes all procedures transparent. To trace safe & secure is the unique power of the blockchain ledger technology. It brings trust.
Blockchain kills discrimination just like it finds any other error or bias. To trace a bias to its root is unique for mankind. Tools & methods matter. Manual tracing of our build in biases is a huge task. Automation can do the job automatically. I like to mention blockchain can shield privacy and leaves open the many solutions we can enforce (also, if needed automatically).
An example of how it works:
The first or classical type is well known as personal discrimination is hard to heal. There are laws against individuals that discriminate that hardly helped. The bias for “a big man” as a leader still exists. But there is another reason why so just a few women make it to the top.
The point is that the low 3% of female participation is not simply explained by race, color, or size alone. See the picture above. Only 10% of women become professor at Dutch Universities.
For sure this personal discrimination exists, but it doesn’t tell the whole story. Let’s take a look.
I found a gap explaining why the lack of women in ruling positions is that large. 50 % of the electorate is female. As low (3%) is the female participation in the top. Not all women shut themselves out. There must be another reason to explain this. Science does not explain.
The build-in system discrimination is the real cause of mass discrimination.
Discrimination is a system failure, caused by the indirect layered way of decision making.
This error came into existence when we design our parliamentary system and many other large layered organizations came into existence. Please, remember that they were all evolutionary experiments and they have failures build in. 2017 was as chaotic as 2017. Before the Industrial Revolution, there was religious women discrimination, many places got rid of that. It makes the system caused discrimination more significant now. I do not discuss religious discrimination, It’s another form of (religious) system discrimination.
One individual cannot explain the bias, but when decisions are placed in a sequential row, the bias can be explained. The lesson is that we should not stack up these decisions. To solve this stacked mistake, we should choose direct or blind.
The low 3% women in the top CAN be explained by the “social lens” theory.
This how the “system lens” works: The small individual biases are stacked on top of each other. The effect accumulates more than linear. Every step of the career stepladder women is chosen with this small bias. Women carry the burden of the bias of the previous decision along, on top. The solution would be a flat system, where candidates are directly chosen. Then the system lens effect would be skipped. That solves system discrimination. Then only personal discrimination is left. Later I explain that blockchain technology also can root out personal discrimination using it’s unique (for mankind) property of digital traceability.
The solution against discrimination is DIRECT chosen top management.
Empirical proof is given by the picture above: Dutch academic system points out that in education and research, women outnumber men as graduates (59%), yet their presence decreases consistently as they progress up the ladder, from 43% of PhDs down to only 18% of the full professors. Please Google for the graphs and many studies we know. We did not act, we did know-how. Now we do. Please like or forward this article, let more people judge and act.
Here is an example to show how it could work.
Imagine we would choose 10 top leaders out of a mixed mal/female pool of 100 leaders. Then it becomes obvious there will be women among these leaders. Even selecting one woman out of 10 would be more than 3%.
I do hope you agree that there is something unfair here? Well, all science fails to explain the low 3% of female participation and keeps pointing at the individuals.
This system lens bias is present everywhere in our society too. In all our layered legal corporate, political & legal systems struggle with the same bias.
Women should be aware that all layered. People of different races and colors too! Any prejudgement
mostly older, institutes are discriminatory by design. The root cause of many of our social problems lies in the system itself. The old party system itself over time. populism and discrimination build in. Citizen is often blamed, but the system itself is the root cause.
Lawmakers should execute their own anti-discrimination laws and shut down all layered systems.
Article 1 of the Dutch constitution will become active if we recognize this social lens theory. What stops women to start a lawsuit based upon system lens theory? Science failed them. Please send to your lawyer. Build-in “career” steps for women just discriminate. Women should be able to go straight to the top, without hurdles, Enough!
We owe it to all women to test this system, certainly after 100 years of system failure. This failure was build in our 100 years old indirect democratic parliamentary system designed by religious anti-female biased political parties. Demonstrations, laws & quota do not help against this build-in system failure. The glass ceiling effect is made by the same old parties still ruling us now. We need a system change to give women fair rights. This can by done by direct voting. Blockchain can help women also in two other ways.
Blockchain technology as a solution for systemic discrimination.
The blockchain benefits are: full traceable, or immutable (write-only), safe, and secure (encrypted, decentralized copied ). The blockchain is tractable & transparent because all transactions are logged and stored securely offering immutable history and an audit trail. Security & trust are based upon the integrity of transactions, guaranteed via cryptography and cross-checks. Eliminating virtual human error or bias (tamper-proof). More trust provided via consensus between all members after comparing the cross-checks of the totals. Blockchain essentially replaces the need for trust.
The 100 % traceable data solve the 100-year-old traceability problem described in the book “Der Proceß” by Franz Kafka. The impact of the blockchain ledger on Truth-finding is astonishing.
Full traceability is new to humanity: Kafka solved!
Traceability is very essential to fact-finding or truth itself. Just by describing the facts, the truth or the verdict boils out by itself. If an irregularity is detected somewhere, the blockchain can lead you all the way back to the point of origin. Now we can trace Systemic discrimination too.
Full traceable means that all theft, all corruption is traceable and catch-able. Discrimination too. There is just nowhere to hide for those who do wrong or cheat. When every paper-track is traceable. Even discriminating bureaucrats have no chance. They will be traced. It can be just prohibited to vote always only on men, for example. This helps women to get a fair position.
Please feel free to confront those involved and confront them with personal traceability. The moment we all make this error visible on personal level discrimination will be visible. Social media can collectively hold people liable.
The blockchain is a jewel for fact-finding and legal institutes. We owe our world to put the blockchain technology to the test.
The new technology solves the 100-year-old problem of Kafka. Making discrimination Article 1 of the constitution didn’t help. Article 21(non-discrimination) of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights did not help either. It’s fake-law. The legal system itself has this flaw too. I repeat my call for action, not wait another 100 years. I suggest setting a deadline for rooting out discrimination, making plans.
Blockchain is perfect for direct voting as suggested above, saving women rights. Blockchain disrupts all old man biased institutes easily. The blockchain is a “once in a generation technology” that lets us re-calibrate or remove our old biased system. Every generation has to reinvent itself, using the latest technology.
Here I wrote a 2 line, one minute, explanation of what the blockchain is: “The Milkman as an analogy for the Blockchain”. There you find more related articles also.
The next read is about the TOOLBOX I do offer you to root out this error. This toolbox is needed on top of the blockchain is needed to maintain and enforce non-discrimination proof systems. We just make the nasty error traceable and correct them a priori (upfront). Even if you have nothing with discrimination, you can help release the pool of wealth & talent locked up in old unjust organizations.
You can do your part and help and do good by spreading this message. Protesting and making changes in your community doesn’t help. It’s Systemic! We have to change the way we organize.
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