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Re: Discrimination (was Re: [cs-pdcdca] Re: [ProgSoc] A questions)
> From: Andrew Halliday <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> i like it how you tell me i'm talking shit, and are wrong, and then do
> nothing to back it up. (?)
You didn't specify any qualifiers, so I couldn't be arsed.
> i think you are distorting the true definition of discrimination. there
> is a difference between logical decision making and predudicial decision
> making based on bigotry.
I think Chris's email highlights my point. You're the one bastardising the
use of the word.
Btw - Could you show me an example of logical decision making in practice
done by a human?
> not hiring someone because they are underqualified or incompetent is not
> discrimination. it is business logic.
Business logic - Hmmm, my company is packed with staff that hate people
called "Andi". Personally, I love "Andi's". But this over-qualified
"Andi" who'll work for 10 pence a week is going to be too disruptive so I
can't hire him.
> > Though I tend to prefer the phrase 'critical discrimination' since
> > discrimation has been bastardised to just mean unfair treatment of
> > minorities et al.
> only if you let it. i used discrimination in the context that people's
> unfounded predudices are formed on the basis of hate of
> religion/social-status/race/physical-ability/other, etc. and that these
> views are wrong and unacceptable.
Ok then, I want to be on Australia's next summer olympic's team, 'cause my
physical-ability shouldn't stop me.
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