Letter: Portland's idea of diversity doesn't fly

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I recently read of the lawsuit claiming discrimination against the city of Portland over taxi cab permits at the Portland International Jetport.

Being a former cab driver quite a few years ago, I couldn’t help noticing that now virtually all of the cab drivers at the Jetport are black. Portland claims to promote diversity. Is this their idea of diversity? It would be suspended belief for anyone to believe that this is purely coincidence. Most people would find this an egregious mistake and highly insulting to a fair man’s intelligence.

So far, according to the article, the city, using tax-payers’ money, has spent $45,000 defending its discriminatory bias against white cab drivers. Instead of resolving its position to a more equal distribution of permits, it seems to this tax-paying citizen, the city is willing to continue spending more money to enforce its discriminatory policy.

Something is very, very wrong with the picture.

John Sullivan