Thursday, April 10, 2008

Should CMPA Give Extra Consideration to African-Americans During Effort to Replace King?

When the CMPA picked nominees to replace Hugh King Jr. on their board of trustees, they intentionally gave extra consideration to African-Americans. The PNJ says “members of the black community have asked that he be replaced by another black resident.”

Five of the six nominees are African-American; the other nominee is a Hispanic female. Tomorrow, the CMPA will pick one of these candidates to replace King.

Is this right? Should the CMPA give extra consideration to African-Americans during their effort to replace King? They could be excluding a candidate that’s more qualified than any of the other nominees. It’s just a thought; what do you think?

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