Affirmative action has been used to 'level the playing field' by ensuring that some minorities are hired that may not otherwise have been hired.
However, this might leave the mental impression on some people that they needed to have the other people excluded so they could get the job, and it had little bearing on their abilities. Now some people will be happy to get a job and never mind all that, but it affects the respect a person might get.
I definitely want to punish racist f***s that don't hire based on ridiculous reasons like the color of a person's skin.
But I would like to get more specific when it comes to punishing people who might not hire simply on idiotic bases like race.
I have an idea. Instead of just opening job positions exclusively to minorities and leaving out everyone else, we can have the broad competition and I think there's a way to weed out racist employers/personnel department people.
Every time someone is hiring, after the interviews have been conducted (with maybe a govt. official sitting in, recording the proceedings), if a white person is selected for the job, the hirer and employer (and owner, if separate) should be subjected to a polygraph test with the following questions (more can be devised, but these cover the basics):
-"Are you racist?"
-"Do you automatically think a person is a bad person or inferior because of their skin color?"
-"Did you think that [insert name of a minority applicant with HIGH credentials] is qualified for this job?" (Can be asked several times, depending on amount of nonwhite applicants)
and at the end, the person giving the polygraphs can say "Thank you for your co-operation. Keep in mind that we have the right to invade your f***ing privacy if you fail this test."
And then the government shall go through all the applications and discover if there were any minority candidates with greater qualifications than a white person that got hired.
And if they fail the test, invade their f***ing privacy, start an investigation, and turn their whole company upside down and inside out. That'll teach 'em not to be racist f***s.
It may not be completely foolproof in all cases but I believe this to be a fair and equitable solution.
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