Sunday, January 16, 2011
I was listening to the radio the other day and they were talking about searching for a coach for a local sports team and the Rooney Rule. Evidently each team must interview a minority coach before making a selection. It got me thinking about Affirmative Action and this rule. I think that the thinking behind both of these were to help minorities get the recognition that they need. The problem is that I don't think that is how they are used. It seems that this is just to satisfy a requirement so that they can make the hire, or let the student in that they want. Being a white female, I have never been on the other end of this rule or decision. I would think though, that I wouldn't want to be there just to satisfy a requirement. I would want them to put on colorless classes and look at my skills and merit and hire me or admit me to the school because of that. I wouldn't want to be a "have to" I want to be a "want to!"