Affirmative Action, is not necessary anymore.

@AnimeMom (517)
United States
April 23, 2008 10:57pm CST
I'm not out to offend, just to gather opinions. I have always wondered about this. And so I wanted to ask mylotters to see what they feel. I personaly believe that A.A is not necessary anymore. If you, a buisness owner, are providing a service to someone. You want that service to be the best possible. In order to do so, you should hire the best and most qualified people for the job. It doesn't make very much sense, to me, to "have" to hire a certian amount of minority employees. These employees may not be the most qualified for the task, and may even hurt your buisness. I can understand why this program was started, but times have changed and people have elvolved, for lack of a better word. It actually has a reverse discrimination effect. In my opinion anyway. But what do you think?
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@loudcry (1045)
• India
24 Apr 08
Yes, 'affirmative action' ( a fancy term for helping the incompetent) is not only not necessorry it is wrong. It is injustice to merit and intustice to people. Not only that it is a voilation of the buisness owners rights. I am from India, and affirmation action is rampant here. Especially in education. There is a 50% quota for people belonging to certain castes and religions at both undergraduate and post graduate level. Very frustrating for anybody trying to get education in India. Our nation is letting us down.
@loudcry (1045)
• India
24 Apr 08
'Reverse Discrimination' another unnecessory term. It is downright discrimination .If Problems need to be solved we to begin by calling a spade a spade and recognise that A is A.
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@AnimeMom (517)
• United States
25 Apr 08
I never knew it was like that in India. It's good to know that you see the injustic of the system. I hope your still able to get a good education.
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@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
29 Apr 08
I read an article by a Black Man who graduated form Harvard Law School. He was third in the Law Review and was proud of his achievement and listed it on his resume. When he was being interview for a position the interviewer asked if the third position was the minority position on the Law Review. In his case he was hurt by AA and was thought to be a lessor person. We need to let everyone achieve to his / her highest level based upon their ability and not based on race or other factors.
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@AnimeMom (517)
• United States
29 Apr 08
Well said my friend! Race is an odd thing to guarantee someone a job.
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@sid556 (31005)
• United States
24 Apr 08
I agree with you. It is very negative all around. It is disrespectful to the person being hired who would like to be hired on his/her credentials. It also can be bad for the employer who feels he must hire them in order to "look good" whether they qualify or not. It is hard to put into words but I do understand exactly what you are trying to say here and You are right. If someone were downright discriminating, I think it would be picked up on and taken care of as an isolated incident. I think most of us have evolved beyond that. good point!
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@AnimeMom (517)
• United States
25 Apr 08
I sure hope we have! It's slightly hard to say now a days with all the crazy things happening!
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@Kowgirl (3491)
• United States
24 Apr 08
I think I would hire the person most qualified no matter what the repercussion. This is what most businesses do anyway. If they can prove that the person they hired for the job was the best qualified then they have nothing to worry about. We had a man that tried to sue the electronic company I was working for because they didn't hire him. First he claim the company only hired women then he said it was because he was overweight then it got down to race. When the company attorney had his attorney compare the qualifications the case was dropped. A simple thing as not being able to fill out your job application properly can keep you from being qualified.
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@AnimeMom (517)
• United States
25 Apr 08
Wow crazy story, but funny! It's good that companys are not being fooled by A.A.
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