Maybe construction firms are missing equity targets because they’re ridiculous.

Stop everything!  Boston construction companies aren’t hitting their equity targets!

Rules in Boston that set minimums for the participation of city residents, women, and people of color as workers on construction projects are not being met by the vast majority of projects.

City data obtained by GBH News shows that in the last five years, less than a third of the 150 major projects met racial equity goals. None met goals for women and three projects met goals for city residents.

People aren’t interchangeable.  Some projects in some places at some times are just going to have imbalances for incidental reasons having zero to do with bias.  Resources expended to correct inapplicable problems are wasted.  (Although, politicians and diversity consultants obviously get something out of it.)

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