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Affirmative Action in Portland

Do you think that affirmative action means that too many people of color and women end up in positions they are not qualified for? Do you believe that affirmative action undermines the merit system of hiring and promotion? Or are you wearing the equity lens? – From the ABC's of Land Use Are we breaking the cycle here in Portland? Based on the composition of most groups I see here in downtown Portland through office windows, at lunch meetings, and at Board Committee, and Commission meetings, I would say not. "The purpose of affirmative action is to establish fair access to employment opportunities to create a workforce that is an accurate reflection of the demographics of the qualified availa


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