View Poll Results: Should race and gender identifying questions be removed?

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Thread: Should we remove race and gender identifying questions from all forms & applications?

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    Re: Should we remove race and gender identifying questions from all forms & applicati

    Yes, for government jobs it should be removed.

    As for private companies, let them discriminate all they want if they think that's good for business. I can think of one or two gender specific jobs, but I can't for the life of me come up with a race specific job.
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    Re: Should we remove race and gender identifying questions from all forms & applicati

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcana XV View Post
    : I can think of one or two gender specific jobs, but I can't for the life of me come up with a race specific job.
    The only thing I could come up with were actors/actresses. Some roles may be better suited for one race or another. Probably didnt have alot of black vikings or white africans.

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    Re: Should we remove race and gender identifying questions from all forms & applicati

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcana XV View Post
    I can't for the life of me come up with a race specific job.
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    Re: Should we remove race and gender identifying questions from all forms & applicati

    I think they should be. And I think they could take care of some other identifying info by having a person from HR code all of the incoming applications and do the background checks that would have no say in who gets called in for an interview and/or hired. Then the info that might identify a person's race or gender could be hidden in the file given to the person responsible for actually hiring. Obviously, if an interview is required and the interviewer is biased, then there really isn't a good way around it. This could help some people actually get into an interview.
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    Re: Should we remove race and gender identifying questions from all forms & applicati

    Quote Originally Posted by Baralis View Post
    The only thing I could come up with were actors/actresses. Some roles may be better suited for one race or another. Probably didnt have alot of black vikings or white africans.
    I was thinking more of health. There are treatments that work on some races better than others, and diseases affect certain races more than others. I would really want for there to be race and gender questions on health forms.

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    Re: Should we remove race and gender identifying questions from all forms & applicati

    Those questions are always voluntary anyway and for the purposes of census. I don't give a **** if they're there or not.

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    Re: Should we remove race and gender identifying questions from all forms & applicati

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    Then you must not agree with personal freedom or private property? If a person cannot choose who they want to work for them in a private business, it is no longer "private."

    It has nothing to do with being enforceable, it has to do with what is yours and not the governments.

    Telling a private business who they can/cannot hire based on color rather than qualifications, or the private owners wants and/or need is in itself discriminatory.

    It sounds like you would also think affirmative action is a good idea?
    Nope, I am strongly opposed to affirmative action. I think it is pointless, and totally unfair. I just think that discrimination should not be allowed, even in private enterprise. It just seems right to me... Why a person would want to discriminate based on race is beyond me anyway.

    It should not be my decision whether or not to discriminate based on race in the job market. I don't understand why someone would think that should be legal. Can you explain that?

    Let me just say I'm as white as they come. These things wouldn't benefit me at all. But I do not believe in discrimination based on the amount of melanin that happens to be present in your skin.
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