Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Affirmative Action is a Zero Sum Game

True story: a man is laid off from a Wall Street job for over a year. He submits resume after resume -- because the Street is hiring for his skill -- but never gets the call.

Finally, a friend, who knows a hiring manager at a Bracket Firm recommends the man highly. The hiring manager's first question is, "what color is he?" He explains that he has to hire an Asian this week, that a white man -- no matter how qualified -- will not fulfill racial hiring quota. He explains that, in fact, he must hire X blacks, X Asians, X you-name-it's, but they already have plenty of white men.

We all knew this happens, but rarely do we hear it described so plainly by those who administer these idiotic rules.


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