An Equal Opportunity AND Affirmative Action employer?

October 28th, 2005

WUWM, sildenafil hospital Milwaukee’s excellent NPR station, click was advertsiing for a sales manager the other day.

At the end of the “spot” the announcer said, cure “WUWM and UWM are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers.”

Ummm. Excuse me?

Does anyone else notice anything funny here?

Equal Opportunity means that everyone has exactly the same chance as everyone else.

Affirmative Action means that an applicant is given preferential treatment in an attempt to rectify past wrongs.

Both may be laudable.

But they’re definitely incompatible.

Entry Filed under: Milwaukee,Observations

3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Fred  |  December 13th, 2005 at 12:44 am

    Hmm what does an outfit that sells no commercial time need with a sales manager?

  • 2. Administrator  |  December 13th, 2005 at 1:08 pm

    Oddly enough, they do take “advertising.” They just call the advertisers Underwriters and do their best to make the “commercials” sound boring.

  • 3. From Where I Sit » &hellip  |  March 4th, 2006 at 12:24 pm

    […] Now, I’m not claiming that my little rant about how you can’t be for both equal opportunity AND affirmative action had any impact on their policy. […]

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