Is preferring to hire minorities discriminatory?

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Hasen's photo

Hiring people based on their "identity" to fill quotas is plain stupid. Have a diverse work force by all means, but let it arise naturally. Don't try to fill quotas.

I'm a visible minority and I would absolutely hate to discover that I'm hired just to fill a minority quota.

Josh Montgomery's photo

That's not what this post is about, I think we all agree hiring a minority "just because" is not a good practice. It's when the minority is equally or even more skilled, and they automatically get passed over BECAUSE of the minority status.

I don't see how that is stupid...