As We Now Think

Reflections, commentary and analysis from Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes at Arizona State University.

Airlines’ flight decks lack diversity

airplanediscriminationBy Michael L. Zirulnik, Research Associate at the Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes and a PhD candidate in the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication at Arizona State University

“The chief pilot asked me to hire a black female pilot so we could check off a ‘diversity’ box on a reporting form so we could keep our government contracts,” a human resources director of a mid-sized air cargo transport company told me last year at a pilot recruiting event. “Once I did hire that woman, the chief pilot came back to me and said to never hire another one [black female pilot] again. Things are gonna stay the way they’ve always been around here,” she said.

Read more in The Hill.

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This entry was posted on September 22, 2014 by in Philosophy and Perspective and tagged , .
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