Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Hiring quotas are discrimination

Currently there is a culture war at American universities, where spoiled rich kids have been brainwashed into Marxist social justice (if you don't believe it's Marxist, just search for videos where they are chanting the Communist Manifesto), and are protesting completely imaginary "oppression" that's allegedly happening at university campuses, somehow. I have yet to see any concrete definitions or examples of such "oppression"; the claims are always vague and nondescript. (There is an ever-increasing number of hoaxes being perpetrated, but finding examples of any real racism or other kind of "oppression" is really hard. That's probably why they are perpetrating so many hoaxes.)

The solutions being offered are equally vague and nondescript, and don't really address the alleged "oppression". Only very few actual, concrete "solutions" are being demanded. One of them is implementing hiring quotas on university staff based on race. Because reasons. And oppression. And stuff.

The scary thing is that the universities are in increasing numbers capitulating to these insane demands. These illegal demands. (Drinking game: Every time you see a list of demands made by these privileged rich spoiled kids, take a sip every time one of the demands is actually illegal or unconstitutional.)

Hiring quotas based on race or gender are discrimination, pure and simple. They are racism and sexism in their purest form.

"Yeah, you would have the best qualifications for the job, but unfortunately we cannot hire you because you have the wrong skin color. We already have too many of your kind."

"Sorry, we'll have to let you go. You have the wrong skin color, and we already have too many of your kind. You'll be replaced by someone of a more proper skin color."

How is this not textbook racism and discrimination in its purest form?

Not only is it discrimination based on race in its purest form, it's extremely obnoxious and blatant racism. It is also illegal, explicitly so in the United States, where this is mostly happening. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 makes this explicitly illegal (emphasis mine):
"It shall be an unlawful employment practice for an employer--
(1) to fail or refuse to hire or to discharge any individual, or otherwise to discriminate against any individual with respect to his compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment, because of such individual's race, color, religion, sex, or national origin; or
(2) to limit, segregate, or classify his employees in any way which would deprive or tend to deprive any individual of employment opportunities or otherwise adversely affect his status as an employee, because of such individual's race, color, religion, sex, or national origin."

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