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Diversity or Discrimination?

November 4th, 2012

I don’t think race should play a part in either of these contexts.  Race being taken into consideration for a hiring decision should not be allowed, it should be based on merit or on personality. While racial profiling in the context of airport security is in the interest of safety, people of a different race who are acting perfectly normal should not be sought out and targeted. Any person that acts in a manner of suspicion no matter their race should be taken in for questioning or watched but no one should be singled out due to their race. While I can see the argument for racial profiling in cases of security I think that it violates a basic right of free people and that a person must earn distrust through their actions not their ethnic background. In the issue of being admitted into jobs or schools race should not be a factor, race has no affect on an applicants merit. If one applicant is more worthy than another of the job they should get the job, people shouldn’t be offered a position in a school or a job simply because of their race. I don’t think race should be used in either context and there is no justification for it, if you leave this up to subjective contexts it will make ruling on each individual case difficult and the purpose of going to the Supreme Court is to bring clarity to the constitution not make things more muddled up. Being watched or not hired because of race is not right and there are not situations where it is acceptable.