certain projects, films, movies, corporations will actually get money paid back to them if they hire a woman, a minority, hell double jackpot if you hire a female minority… that’s twice the money!!
that is an extreme case. But they do happen, I have seen it. Now… there are rules in place where some places require you to have a certain ammount of minorities on staff at all times. There are set up and funded “diversity programs” that are put in place as well.
AVC: In another interview, you mentioned that part of the show’s inspiration came from 9/11. What did you mean by that?
TK: At the time, I was raising small kids and thinking about the world they were going to inherit. How it seemed to be vibrating in a way that felt precarious, given all the problems we had. We no longer had real faith in certain institutions to pull us out of these kinds of problems, like politics. Perhaps the real next salvation for us as a species was going to come from within, in a postmodern way—you, or your neighbor, or the guy you went to high school with.
Sounds like Heroes needs to switch to the 1960's and rename its main villain the Mad Man.
I know that is not the point he is trying to make (it's the tired 'but I just want to hire the best person!') but the reason why you have to 'force' certain candidates is because the game is rigged in favour of people from certain backgrounds and the people who keep it that way are, if I want to charitable, blissfully unaware of their own prejudice.
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