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Posted by IMModerate in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Sat Oct 31st 2009, 09:35 PM
Let's say that if a desirable position opens, a thousand people apply and a fifth of them are minorities. The top 1% (all things being equal) would be 10 people with two of them being minorities. It's unlikely that if say three people are to be chosen, that a minority would be one of them. (But going strictly by the numbers is misusing whatever metric is chosen.)

If one of the minorities is pushed ahead, then 798 majority applicants feel they lost their chance because of affirmative action. Actually, only one has. Look at the leverage!

--imm
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