Fox's Gutfeld: "Do we really need to push for an increase in diversity anymore?"
Greg Gutfeld: "Whether you need affirmative action anymore, I'm not so sure"
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From the August 2 edition of Fox News' The Five:
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GREG GUTFELD (CO-HOST): Do we really need to push for an increase in diversity anymore, when it's now a preset assumption? When you look at recruitment ads for anything, people are dying for diversity. If you talk to anybody in HR, they are desperate for people. If you are talking to anybody in recruiting, at campuses, or in the military, the hunger for diversity is there.
Whether you need affirmative action anymore, I'm not so sure, because I think that people -- it's already there, people are trying, they can't get enough. And the problem with affirmative action, which, -- you know, Clarence Thomas has talked about this, it casts doubt on your achievements.
Everybody assumes you've got a leg up, and so people learn to regret that this is actually a bad thing. Also, it pushes people too fast in a situation that they may not be ready for. I remember reading about this constantly, where people get into college, and then they get lousy grades and they drop out because they weren't ready yet to be there.