The Instigator
InVinoVeritas
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crazywhitebrother
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Private employers should be required to follow "equal opportunity employment" practices

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InVinoVeritas
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 9/19/2013 Category: Politics
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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InVinoVeritas

Con

Private employers (i.e., those who employ within the private sector [1]) in the United States of America should not be required to follow "equal opportunity employment" [2] practices. I will be arguing that employers should have the right to take action based on discriminatory views toward age, disability, race, gender, or any other feature.

The first round is for acceptance and discussion of terms/definitions.

Thank you.

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org...
[2] http://en.wikipedia.org...
crazywhitebrother

Pro

Equal opportunity is a stipulation that all people should be treated similarly, unhampered by artificial barriers or prejudices or preferences, except when particular distinctions can be explicitly justified. The aim according to this often complex and contested concept is that important jobs should go to those "most qualified" " persons most likely to perform ably in a given task " and not go to persons for arbitrary or irrelevant reasons, such as circumstances of birth, upbringing, friendship ties to whoever is in power, religion, sex, ethnicity, race, caste, or involuntary personal attributes such as disability, age, or sexual orientation. Chances for advancement should be open to everybody interested such that they have "an equal chance to compete within the framework of goals and the structure of rules established." The idea is to remove arbitrariness from the selection process and base it on some "pre-agreed basis of fairness, with the assessment process being related to the type of position," and emphasizing procedural and legal means. Individuals should succeed or fail based on their own efforts and not extraneous circumstances such as having well-connected parents. It is opposed to nepotism and plays a role in whether a social structure is seen as legitimate
Debate Round No. 1
InVinoVeritas

Con

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crazywhitebrother

Pro

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Debate Round No. 2
InVinoVeritas

Con

Gonna probably remake this debate in the near future. Hopefully the person who accepts my challenge will follow the instructions and use the first round for acceptance and discussing terms/definitions...
crazywhitebrother

Pro

crazywhitebrother forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
InVinoVeritas

Con

InVinoVeritas forfeited this round.
crazywhitebrother

Pro

crazywhitebrother forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by Chrysippus 3 years ago
Chrysippus
Pro's uncredited source: http://en.wikipedia.org...

Don't steal, people. Plagiarism is admitting to the world that you are too ignorant to come up with something on your own.
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Vote Placed by Chrysippus 3 years ago
Chrysippus
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Reasons for voting decision: I would vote exactly the same as Beverlee, but Pro's first round is lifted bodily from the intro of the Wikipedia article "Equal Opportunity." This is blatant plagiarism of the worst sort, without even attempting to create an original argument of any kind. Conduct to Con.
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Reasons for voting decision: Since Pro did not offer supporting evidence/arguments for his description of the topic, I felt that his R1 acceptance was an introductory overview - not a formal argument. I didn't see how I could score conduct for that. Pro didn't source in R1, but I wasn't sure he needed to.