^^I wonder if "Diversity" is a defense to a lawsuit from drowning victims? It may require specific statutory enactment, but I think it would be a good idea if this story is real.
Edit: After reading the underlying article, it appears that all Phoenix is doing is recruiting minority applicants (and offering some remedial training), but the applicants will still have to meet the swim test requirements and qualify like any other lifeguard. So just diversity industry boondoggling, but nothing really dangerous.
Moving along . . .
The WSJ Op-Ed that gave rise to this interview is behind a paywall, but I thought of this thread when it first appeared (someone should post-it, as it is worth discussion on this thread). The interview is no better. But, to answer the question, yes.
http://www.today.com/video/today/51426965#51426965Edited by dopey - 4/4/13 at 12:22pm