PlatinumZealot wrote: ↑
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:20 pm
Pyrone89 wrote: ↑
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:12 pm
Maybe because English is not my native language. But what I was saying is: say there happen to be 20 super engineers. 5 happen to be black. Are you then forced to hire 5 mediocre black engineers just because of this whole PC culture? Or do you hire the best 20 you cant get and accept it is 15/5 divided. Same with other branches. And if roles where reversed and it were 15 blacks and 5 whites, I am sure the PC crowd suddenly think THEN it is oke to not have quotas.
Moral of the story: hired the best engineers, dont look at color.
The language is fine.
I am saying hire the 20 best engineers and hire a couple juniors or have a internship program with some minorities. This is corporate social responsibility.
In my country we don't really have a significant race problem, but we have a class problem. Anyway.. In one of the companies I worked at, I was in charge of the engineering interns. And we had a couple spaces each time. Some just regular students which I had no idea up to this day how they got the job - dumb as a bag of nails - and the other space was reserved for an "inner-city" student. I find that the inner city students were usually the more brilliant ones. Usually very poor though. One guy had no work clothes and I had to help him get shoes... But to this day he was the best intern that ever walked through the door. That little experience and cash certainly helped him on his way. He's doing his PhD in air quality now. Because of examples like those, I beleive big companies have a social responsibility to help the poor and oppressed. It is usally the case that minorties fall into that bracket in first world countries.
Agree, I come from a country where both race and class are not a mayor deal. I take it you are from England?
The solution to this would have been to hire 20 of those inner city kids, not because they were black or inner city but because they were better.
We need to be carefull that in trying to fix flaws we dont create a new one.
Without sounding like a Marxist (believe me, I am far from it) we need to abolish differentiation based on class, race, religion, gender, age. We need a true meritocracy with assistance for the people who happen to be less lucky to be born with a non-genius IQ or because their health is holding them back. That is my utopia. So also no royal families, no inherited wealth (apart from like max 100k or a normal house worth or something), free education paid from taxes, anonymous job applications in the first steps, but also safeguards to make sure not the whole world comes to benefit from this system like already happens now in many countries.