Wm.Ince wrote:bryancobb wrote: . . . . In years past, this has been pretty much ignored unless the applicant was female or black.
What data do you have to support that assertion?
Just because I know everything! That's the same question white people asked blacks back in the Jim Crowe days when they made allegations of discrimination. When a person has been discriminated against, they feel it, they know it, and we form opinions.
In years past, Big Airlines were not interested in training discharged military helicopter pilots unless the trainee filled a "diversity slot." Now that's not true because it's harder for them to find ANY warm body with enough experience. A 10,000 hour army helicopter pilot is a good bet for the airlines now. In the past, a 2,500 hour F-16 pilot would outscore that heli pilot. Now the F-16 people are not as abundant. Supply & Demand.