Affirmative action redux
jbaer at POLITICS.TAMU.EDU
Wed Mar 7 09:36:05 PST 2001
I'm disturbed by an assumption I find (perhaps wrongly) lurking in these
last posts: that one is appointed EITHER on affirmative action OR on merit.
Remember, personnel experts tell us that of the time there is no "best
person for the job;" there are several well qualified candidates, any one of
whom would probably do fine (as well as a pool of minimally qualified
candidates, and some who are unqualified.) Remember, also, that to make aff.
action and merit mutually exclusive is part of the reason we have this
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