So knowing about boats is considered "cultural bias"? Pretty sure they still teach about boats in school, like the Mayflower for one big example (EDIT: Actually, I can think of a ton of examples of boats and oarsman we were exposed to in school)? How sad. You'd think having a wide array of knowledge is important, and something colleges and businesses would want their students/employees to have. And the only way to know what those students/employees know is to test them. No win for anyone if questions like that are removed.
Seems a lot like racism. Dang near anything can be tossed in there on a whim.
That's exactly what I thought after reading that. Seems like a bunch of BS.
I had no Idea what the 2nd word meant but I was able to infer that it was a type of boat or boat like thing because of the word "oar" in oarsman. I don't think I've ever heard the word "oarsman" used in a conversation... maybe during the Olympics but it's certainly not a word that's used very often, even in my white little world. It's reasonable to assume that most students should be able to recognize the words "oar" and "man" to figure this out and it really dooesn't have anything to do with whether or not you have a Yacht Club at your HS. Well that's probably a bad example because yachts don't typically use oars but, yeah, you get the idea.