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Luke Visconti’s Ask the White Guy column is a top draw on DiversityInc.com. Visconti, the founder and CEO of DiversityInc, is a nationally recognized leader in diversity management. In his popular column, readers who ask Visconti tough questions about race/culture, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability and age can expect smart, direct and disarmingly frank answers.

Ask the White Guy Luke ViscontiQuestion:
How can giving black contractors less than 2 percent of construction contracts be reverse discrimination?

Answer:
It can’t.

“Reverse discrimination” is often the phrase used when white people assumed that all the money/jobs/contracts were theirs to begin with..


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