ethnic loading


ethnic loading
   making appointments for reasons other than those of suitability or qualification
   A way of achieving a quota, although not to be encouraged when choosing brain surgeons, airline pilots, sprinters, or those in similar occupations which call for special training or physical attributes:
    America's problem is that its 'intellectual elite' is now chosen by a system of positive discrimination and ethnic loading. (A. Waugh in Daily Telegraph, 10 April 1995)

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