I would define positive discrimination as being selected due to your race/gender or other irrelevant factor, in spite of qualifications. Think like a trophy woman in a office there not to work but to fulfil a quota so the company isn't considered sexist. They may be treated well or they may not but the point is in the hiring process.
I think it is best for a company to hire the best candidates for a job no matter what their race or gender. I feel that sometimes, if a company did not employ minorities in a percentage equal to or greater than the percentage in the area, they are called racist or discriminatory. There may not be enough qualified applicants, however.
I definitely believe that there is such a thing as positive discrimination. While it is never good to discriminate against somebody who are not breaking any laws, there are instances where discriminating can be good. Discriminating against people who are criminals can keep a community safe from such type of crimes.
Any discrimination, no matter what the cause, is still DISCRIMINATION. Ie. Purposefully acting against a certain group of people, in favour of another. This is outrageous. People say they want equality in today's world, but this is completely the opposite. How is favouring one group of people equal? It's not. It's just for fulfilling a "diversity" quota in the workplace.
Say an employer is hiring. They should hire the best person for the job. They SHOULD NOT favour a Muslim over other candidates simply because they are Muslim. That should be illegal.
We need to stop making up for whatever imbalance people think there is in a society. People think we need more women in science. Sure, there may be more men, but women, certainly in the past few decades, have the exact same opportunities to go into science as men do. And this is the same with all groups of people. They all have the chance to get jobs etc, but they may not if they are not as good as someone else.
The society we live in today is outright shocking and illogical. It's scary to even think that this is still going on.
The two words positive and discrimination can not be put together because they have completely different meanings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
There is no such thing as positive discrimination because the word discrimination in and of itself is negative. Discrimination means that you prevent someone from doing something because of a personal prejudice.There can be nothing positive about exhibiting prejudices or bias. Positive discrimination cannot exist because the two words contradict one another
I do not believe there is such a thing as positive discrimination. I believe some people can benefit via discrimination and of course that may seem positive to them, from their perspective, but it doesn't make discrimination okay. Breaking the barriers on discrimination means knowing that things like positive discrimination don't exist.
No, I think positive discrimination is an oxymoron. People sometimes call affirmative action positive discrimination, but it's not trying to or seeking to discriminate, so I don't think it applies. I think each person is different and should be treated according to how they are as a person and not by groups.