Friday, July 31, 2015

Are we allowed to discriminate

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Yesterday I was presented with an official document. In addition to the usual questions (name, address, phone number, email address), I was asked to specify a few details. Was I any of the following:

An aboriginal person

A person of color

A francophone

A person with a disability

Male or female

Deaf

Blind

And I wondered, if discrimination is against the law, are they allowed to ask these questions?

If sex discrimination is against the law, what does it matter whether I’m male or female?

If racial discrimination is against the law are they allowed to ask if I’m aboriginal, a francophone, a person of color or just a plain Caucasian?

Is it a good thing or a bad thing to have a disability? Does having a disability gain you point over being in perfect health?

Does a blind aboriginal male stand a better chance at getting accepted than an aboriginal female with 20/20 vision?

Does a person of color have an advantage over a francophone or the other way around?

If all people are equal on God’s green earth, why are they asking all these questions? The way I see it, this is discrimination.

As for age discrimination, there those asking the questions have come up with a loophole to find out how old someone is.

Since they are not allowed to ask “How old are you?” or “In what year were you born?” they’ve come up with the question “In what year did you graduate high school?” 

Now unless someone graduated from continued education, the cat is pretty much out of the bag. 

We as individuals are not allowed to discriminate, but it seems that organizations are.

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