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Diversity… what does it mean?

March 8, 2019

To the editor: Diversity. We hear this quite often in our world today and few of us give it any thought. It sounds like a good thing....

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anticorp

Mar-14-19 10:49 PM

The truth of it is the Tightie White Righties are a bunch of insecure fraidy cats. They live in fear:

Fear some homosexual or tranny will steal their heterosexual wives and girlfriends

Fear of some non-Caucasian outworking them

Fear some minority working class person will outperform them on a level educational or economic field

Fear the others will discover they don’t know the only way to eternal peace on earth and an afterlife

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anticorp

Mar-11-19 4:48 AM

DrC's point IS extreme, and thoughtless, but not surprising.

Diversity shouldn’t be the single objective, nor should profit, race purity or any single factor or characteristic. “Research demonstrates that companies in the top quartile for gender or racial and ethnic diversity are more likely to have financial returns above their national industry medians. Companies in the bottom quartile in these dimensions are statistically less likely to achieve above-average returns.” That should appeal to the Republicans. It appears diversity is part of the formula for best achievement in many endeavors and is a positive. It provides more opportunities for finding the best as well as a broader perspective. Sameness is anti-evolutionary and adaptability.

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allenwoll

Mar-08-19 6:43 AM

DrC – One can hardly disagree with your premise : Objective Qualifications should override Fairness. . However, do you not think that your example is at least suggesting a kind of extreme ?

In most real-life situations, there will tend to be a broad spectrum of demonstrated abilities within any given pool of qualifications with few significant objective differences to cause an absolute “BEST” to clearly stand out in one's informed judgment . . “Fairness” can then be rendered by a truly random selection without any accounting based on genes.

Current practices, I think, are simply aimed at relentlessly expanding the pool and at exercising true random selection.

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