Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Diversified Airlines


An innovative airline launches a worldwide advertising campaign to promote its two newest, bestest airplanes.

One is called the “Diversified” and is exuberantly exclaimed to be built with the best diversified workforce in the world.

The other is called the “Qualified,” and is exuberantly exclaimed built with the best qualified workforce in the world.

Tickets go on sale today, the same price for both aircraft, to a destination anywhere.


Which one would you buy a ticket on?


Now, we all know the answer.

But some might protest, “The most diversified workforce will naturally be the most qualified workforce.”

To which I’d reply:

Maybe. Maybe not.

Then I’d further respond:

Why do you assert this? Are you postulating some ironclad law of human nature? For it seems to me, were I to be partnered with another individual in the cause of attaining a specific goal (such as building the best aircraft), we’d fare far better if we were closer in thought, attitude, skill and education than if we weren’t. “Homogenous,” so to speak, in regard to thought, attitude, skill and education as opposed to “diverse.”

Or are you using a different variable to measure “diversity”?


Has anyone anywhere over the last forty or so years asked the question, “What exactly is meant when the culture speaks of ‘diversity’?”

And: “Why, exactly, is ‘diversity’ ‘better’?”

I’d really like to know.

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