do you believe that having a quota on hiring minorities or a certain sex helps make a government...
or company better?should it be up to the leader of the company or party who is hired or is a quota needed?
Interesting question, as it really states that we should appease the masses instead of the true need. To meet quota does not serve the needs of the business or the government
I think racial quotas were intended to be good things, but are no longer useful, and are, in fact, damaging to most of the applied cases of such, in regards to the organization that used the racial quota.
Reverse discrimination is an equal wrong to the wrong that is discrimination. It's an idiot mindless bot's way to say, "okay, now we need three blacks, four Hispanics, and twelve women of any flavour as supervisors."
Interesting question and certainly not an easy answer.
In short, I think that quotas are appropriate under then appropriate circumstances.
The best argument for quotas is that a traditionally discriminated against group needs the opportunity given by a quota to overcome the cycle of repression.
The best argument against quotas is that they are in-effect legalized reverse discrimination.
Thus it seems important to use quotas carefully and only when the benefits outweigh the harms.
I do not believe that it does. Companies and governments who are smart should embrace the philosphy that you hire the best and most qualified person for the job period. Quota systems do a disservice to minorities whose only real job becomes being the token quota filler...the vast majority of the do not want that situation. We have a diverse public today and a significant amount of education across it. As the baby boomers retire from the workforce, there will be more work and less workers. Diversity of the workforce will be a requirement of necessity not choice. Acceptance by peer workers being the only concern. If you come to America, then you have to come and bring your best game if you want to get ahead. Given that, your opportunities are boundless.
This was a super interesting question, because I was having a discussion about this exact issue but in relation to universities. Universities also have SOME type of racial/sex quota, and they usually abide by them. This is followed by complaints from White students, saying that Black/Hispanic students are getting unfair advantages from affirmative action. But what they fail to consider is that many schools offer that same advantage to White students over Asian students who, by score and gpa alone, deserve a WAY higher percentage of the spots.
So all in all, I believe quotas can help keep a diversified group. At least with colleges; for example, when California State schools removed the quota, the schools were flooded with Asian students. Think of UCLA with 70% Asian students, UC Irvine with more than 80%. After that episode, it seemed like the White students no longer wanted that "fair-treatment" for all students after all.
I don't think so. I know in instances where they use quotas, or have use quotas in the past, I tend to wonder if the people you are dealing with received their job because of a quota, or if they are qualified.
I say no. History shows that these types of quotas do not work.When will we learn from history?
I am going against what appears to be popular opinion here and say yes, given the choice governments and CEOs would not hire the person most qualified for the job anyway, they would return to the "old boys network" or those from the right fraternity, college or school, favours for friends, associates and monetary gain. By ensuring diversity we also produce diverse understanding. I do hope that the same is true if roles were reversed?
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