New initiative aims to get more Black people in exec roles

New initiative aims to get more Black people in exec roles 1


Canadian business leaders are teaming up for a new initiative to increase the number of Black people in executive roles. Wes Hall discusses.

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23 Comments on "New initiative aims to get more Black people in exec roles"

  1. jobs should ALWAYS go to the most qualified. Its racist to hire solely on skin colour!!!

    • Uhm, they STILL need to be qualified.

    • Quotas do NOT discriminate against the best qualified, and that’s because the best are chosen within each quota.

    • Not Entirely Apathetic | June 11, 2020 at 5:30 PM | Reply

      A CB unless someone more qualified isn’t hired because they need to fill their quota. That doesn’t mean that non whites aren’t qualified. Merit is the only way to hire. Merit is color blind.

    • albertannationalist | June 12, 2020 at 11:49 AM | Reply

      @ReeNikki if picked via quota then they by definition were not qualified

  2. Connor Jamarcus | June 11, 2020 at 2:08 PM | Reply

    What numbers there, buddy? I think that data is clear: it shows the opposite.

  3. Zaki Choudhary | June 11, 2020 at 2:09 PM | Reply

    My uncle Thomas used to be one of them CEOs. And we all lived happily ever after.

  4. wanna be friends?

  5. Genevieve BULL | June 11, 2020 at 2:17 PM | Reply


  6. Stratified hiring does NOT prevent the best qualified from being hired, simply because the best are chosen within each strata. For example, suppose in a population of 10 males and 10 females, the top 3 individuals are say 2 males and 1 female, then simply hiring 10 individuals would include those 3 individuals. If instead you want to hire quotas of 5 males and 5 females, then those top 3 individuals would STILL be chosen.

    • You’re missing the point. Hiring practices shouldn’t be based on quotas but rather on who is the most qualified. Using your hypothetical, what if there was 5 other females who were more qualified than the 5 males who got hired?

    • Thelonious M | June 12, 2020 at 1:09 AM | Reply

      A CB you are lost on this one my friend. You don’t have the foggiest idea about how hiring under represented minorities works. You may get the most qualified but very rarely. What you get is the best under represented minority that happens to limp over the qualification hurdle while the most qualified is sent home. And for the majority of positions this is more than adequate.

    • @john smith You clearly missed this part of what I said “simply because the best are chosen within each strata”.

    • @Thelonious M LOL, I am trying to unpack what you said, and I am not succeeding. What does “limp over the qualification hurdle” mean? Why would employers send home the most qualified?

  7. NOTICE: An anti-racism initiative, which uses racial discrimination as it’s primary tool? What could go wrong?

  8. That is ridiculous

  9. wantafanta01 | June 11, 2020 at 6:58 PM | Reply

    i think they tried this in occupied Rhodesia.. didnt work out well

  10. martin poulsen | June 11, 2020 at 7:31 PM | Reply

    Knowing what it is like to be treated like a human being, and understanding my culture and the cultures of the world.

  11. Canada is committing genocide against Canadians via immigration. This is to kick you while you’re down, don’t forget how they treat you

  12. Kåre Josephson | June 11, 2020 at 8:22 PM | Reply

    End affirmative action. That and this are racist

  13. john e morrison | June 11, 2020 at 9:10 PM | Reply


  14. Ted Sheckler | June 12, 2020 at 6:19 PM | Reply

    What ever happened to hiring the most qualified candidate?

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