Thursday, October 13, 2011

Council Committee Rejects Preferences for Disabled Job Applicants

See this interesting article from the Rapid City (SD) Journal by that title.  An excerpt, in which you can see we're not really talking about preferences:

A city job policy intended to provide opportunities to people with disabilities failed to garner the support of the Legal & Finance Committee on Wednesday, amid concerns that it would be no different than affirmative action.
Aldermen voted 3-2 against the proposed disability preference policy, which would guarantee job interviews to people with significant disabilities as long as they also met the minimum requirements for the city position they were applying for. The Rapid City Council will reconsider the policy at its meeting Monday.
“I’m a firm believer in any help that I can provide, but I’m also a firm believer in equality,” Ward 3 Alderman Dave Davis said. “This one smacks of affirmative action, not equality.”


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