September 28, 2007
Why Diversity for Diversity's Sake Won't Work
Buried deep in the transcript of Congressional hearings for a 1944 fair-employment bill is a telling exchange between a Texas congressman who opposed the bill and a lawyer who supported it. In tones of theatrical disbelief, the congressman demanded, "In other words, you call it discrimination to designate the color of the people you want to work for you?"
With equal incredulity, the lawyer responded, "Well, wouldn't you?"
Indeed the congressman would not. Some jobs, he opined,