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In recent years preferential hiring has become an issue
of great interest. Preferential hiring, which was devised to
create harmony between the different races and sexes, has divided
the lines even more. Supporters on both sides seem fixed in
their positions and often refuse to listen to the other group's
platform. In this essay, the recipients of preferential hiring
will be either black or female, and the position in question will
be a professorship on the university level. The hirings in
question are cases that involve several candidates, all roughly
equal in their qualifications (including experience, education,
people skills, etc.), with the only difference being race and/or
What we have here is a case of predetermined preference.
The two candidates in question are equal in all ways, except race.
The black applicant is selected, not because of skills or
qualifications (in that case the white man would have provided
the same result), but for his skin color.
This seems to be blatant
discrimination, but many believe it is justified. Some feel
retribution for years of discrimination is reason enough, but that
issue will be discussed later. First, lets focus on why this is
not a solution to creating an unbiased society.
Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream: 'I have a dream that
my four little children will one day live in a nation where they
will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content
of their character.' He desired a world without discrimination,
without prejudice, and without stereotypes. The fundamental lesson
years of discrimination should have taught is that to give anyone
preference based on skin color, sex, or religious beliefs is, in
one word, wrong. As Martin Luther King Jr. stated, judgment based
on skin color must not exist.