For the sake of racial equality...
... we're going to discriminate against white males.
What the hell is filling a quota going to achieve?!
I know its a cliché phrase, but this really is political correctness gone mad. "Oh noes, there aren't enough black/Asian/Muslim people in the police force, that means we are racist." If you don't want to be racist, then ethnicity shouldn't matter. By distinguishing between people by their colour or creed is what makes institutions racist.
This also sucks for me, I want to join the police. I actually want to, and will try to contribute to society, and it would be a hell of a slap in the face to be told I can't because I'm native to this country.
yes, reverse discrimination sucks, a LOT !
Not only is it a form of discrimination too ("hey, there arn't enough green people in here, let's find some or we will be in trouble because of the quotas !"), but it also increases racism even more ("Fuck those green people, i studied and was more qualified yet they got the job because they are green, and i am not >.>") and the people it is supposed to help in the first place are not that lucky ("Shit ! i was qualified and really, really wanted this job... and i got it, but everybody look down on me because they think i got it only because i am green...")
Well, you get the idea... works shouldn't be given depending on racial caracteristics, be it on one way or the another ^^"
ps : there are some exceptions though were looks are important (by example, if i ran a chinese restaurant i would definitely take chinese looking waiters...)
on the subject of racial equality, im sorta against affirmative action too.
I gotta say this, as mean and insensitive as it is: Affirmative Action needs some serious overhaul and better methods of enforcement.
Shautieh hit that perfectly. That's exactly how people will react to it. I love the idea of diversifying where areas have gotten, or have yet to change from, racial exclusivity; but not when it's forced onto a group of people with guns and bad attitudes to begin with.
What?... Err, you do know this is in the UK right?
Originally Posted by Terasiel
If you meant less cops with guns, yes.
i meant bad cops, with guns or not ^^
but wait, don't english cops have guns ?
The issue is somewhat more complex than mere political correctness. While it certainly plays a part, there are legitimate reasons for quotas based on race or sex in certain circumstances.
For example, it is a fact that prejudices and irrational beliefs exist in most organizations in society, and social groups. Thus, if it is reasonable to expect that the people in charge of, e.g. selecting applicants to the police force, are somehow biased in favour of certain social or racial groups, quotas can be used to "restore the balance", so to say.
Juat so that anybody doesn't misunderstand, I'm not saying that the UK police are racists, just that there are times where is can be reasonable to enact affirmative action policies.
annoying as it is. I can't help but say its one of those poor attempts to prevent racial discrimination. Its kinda like here. Some places like to employ people with the same race as them. (I would understand if its an authentic chinese restaurant employing chinese people but Maccas?)