Wednesday, August 25, 2004

On affirmative action

Here's One Quick Thought on affirmative action from Random Pens´┐Żes who quotes a U of T ad for a classics prof.

The ad reads:

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community. The University especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Ramdom Penseur's comments are interesting; one point he does not raise is: (quoting directly): Does "others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas" apply to Anglo-Saxon white males? What does one have to do to prove that he/she contributes to the further diversification of ideas?

I wonder what York's affirmative action plan is? It must have one; after all, the university was founded because women, Jews and minorities couldn't get into/get jobs at U of T.

Would be interesting to read something about it.


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