Supplier Diversity Is Neither ‘Condescending’ Nor ‘Unfair’

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.


Question:

Would not “giving” black contractors 2 percent of the available job, reserving that portion for blacks just because they are black, actually be easily understood, clearly defined reverse discrimination And wouldn’t it also be patronizing, condescending, and unfair Does it really help those presumed disadvantaged to give them free things solely because of the color of their skin

Answer:

It seems to have helped white people.

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