Imagine, for one horrifying moment, that you're a bureaucrat within a major city's administrative staff. Within your purview are the city's collection of public swimming pools, including responsibility for hiring lifeguards. Now imagine that you're making up a list of requirements that applicants for lifeguard jobs must meet:
- swimming: nope, not required
- racial minority: you're hired
This is not a joke; it is the reality in Phoenix, Arizona. Seriously. And the progressives think it's just wonderful.