Mouthing Off

Do you think affirmative action is an effective way to increase diversity in government or the workplace?

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Do you think affirmative action is an effective way to increase diversity in government or the workplace?

“Affirmative action is bullshit. It’s positive discrimination that has undesirable effects that basically eliminate the goals that affirmative action supporters claim the theory creates.

“Rather than enhancing diversity, affirmative action creates wrongs and instills a new sense of victimhood in the majority. Chances are, it will create racial tensions.”
"Caitlin Turner
Anthropology & English III

“Being a woman, I suppose it does benefit me...however, it’s a tough call because while it’s important not to discriminate against minorities, it’s also important not to do the reverse.

“Hiring should be based on the best person for the job, but employers still must be careful their hiring policies aren’t discriminative.”
"Christy Prada
BMOS IV

“I don’t think there should be an effort to hire people based only on minority status, etc. People should be judged and treated equally.”
"Leah Howard
Health Sciences III

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