Time to be honest about diversity
I have only been on WSO for a short period of time now. It is crazy how many people are talking about diversity internships and using phrases like "diversity low income gay" and proceed to inquire about the odds of landing a specific internship based on that alone. Even if some argue race and sexual orientation or income status are just "factors" it still signals and sends a message to people that the characteristics we have no control over matter to get our foot in the door.The case could be made about historical disadvantages for groups but I ask you WSO members is the answer to that problem more "positive" discrimination and division of people based on factors the individual cannot control? Or as I believe the hiring should be the merits of the individual and not consider factors people cannot control. And if your first reaction to this post is "I bet this fella is not a POC" you believe that all POCs think the same and that each one thinks having racial and gender quotas is a positive thing which in its very nature is discriminatory.I understand diversity is important to some degree but skin color doesn't define diversity contrary to popular belief. do all white people share the same experiences? No.Do all African Americans share the same expierences? No. I could go on but the point is diversity of the thoughts and opinions should be cherished not the difference of skin color this to me would be the idea of equality that should be preserved and stand the test of time.
Edit: as mentioned I am relatively new here and did not realize how many people posted about this topic. But if many people are talking about it that's a sign to me that's it's an issue in peoples minds.