“Opening opportunity always has a steep price - think of the transcontinental railroad - and easy to dismiss or disdain if you were never discriminated against. Let's be frank - white male domination in the US bred more white male domination through discrimination for centuries. It took almost 200 years just to codify that discrimination was illegal. Although the population of educated, qualifed women and minorities have steadily grown steadily, inherent discrimination continued to deny opportunity. (I am a white male, just for the record).
Dr. Galbraith's concern is not without precedence, but neither are the inclusion provisions of this bill. But before you think the sky is falling, know that other programs have set targets for minority / female participation that weren't always met. These targets are not mandates. They serve an important purpose but have not stopped the wheels of commerce. They have assured us that everyone gets an equal chance to drive in this economy.”