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On Fri, 5 Jan 1996 01:32:29 -0500  IrishBYTE(--nospam--at)aol.com wrote:

>When women, people of colour, and our older citizens make significantly more
>than 67c on the dollar, and we all enjoy the same employment opportunities, I
>will very happily step off my podium.

Ah, so discrimination is all right, then, as long as it's practiced against a group *you* picked?  
Why, then shouldn't I happily discriminate against any groups *I* want to and work to see that 
(asinine) selection enforced by the law?

Shouldn't we instead look at trying to get the most-qualified person into a given job and leave the 
accident of their glandular status or pigmentation out of it entirely?  Some of us suspect the 
economy would be a lot better off if we were to discriminate on the basis of talent and ability, 
rather than continuing this sorry practice of discriminating on the basis of irrelevant accidental 
characteristics.

Nigel

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