Tags: Affirmative Action, Cable television, CBS, Discrimination, Gay Rights, GLADD, Hollywood, homosexual, Homosexuality, homosexuals, MTV, NewsRealBlog, quotas, racial quotas, Racism, television, The Concession Stand
by Walter Scott Hudson, contributed to NewsReal Blog
Among the many bizarre propagations of the Left is the notion of minority quotas. These mandates are predicated upon the premise that governments, workplaces, and media outlets ought to be composed of bodies which perfectly mimic the demographics of their serviced populations. Aside from a lack of any discernible benefit, such quotas often graduate from absurd to dangerous.
Recall the discrimination case brought by white firefighters in New Haven, Connecticut last year. Their city’s Civil Service Board dismissed results from a promotion eligibility exam because, in their view, too few black and Hispanic firefighters earned passing scores. Apparently, merit was not adequate criteria for the available lieutenant and captain positions.
Tags: Affirmative Action
The following was originally published elsewhere in the years prior to the launch of Fightin Words:
by Walter Scott Hudson
I was planning on continuing my discussion of last week’s APA convention today, but just got off the phone with a friend of mine who put me onto a much more interesting topic. This guy is as conservative as they come, a veteran, a paramedic, and all around great guy. He also happens to be a singe, white, Christian male (you know, a minority). I’ve known him since the eighth grade (he was the best man in my wedding last year). He just had to call me today, because he knew I would appreciate the irony of his situation.
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