It’s not that I have anything against Rosie (or riveters), I simply find it equally appalling to hire a woman because she’s a woman, as if a company was to hire an “old white guy” because he was an old white guy. Call me a traditionalist, but maybe we should judge people on their qualifications (which Apple has apparently judged adequately) rather than their sex or race?
The goal of the self-proclaimed Civil Rights advocates seem to have shifted from a color blind society to one of affirmative (and often race-based) inclusivity. To the American left, inclusivity and adherence to liberal ideology trump all other market forces. While Apple posts record profits, and the world carries on in Laissez-faire fashion, Yahoo liberals will continue to bemoan the success of firms that judge people on the content of their character (and the competency of their actions) rather than the color of their skin.
But yeah. . . Apple’s “problem” is that they are run by a bunch of old white guys. I guess that’s why the default color for an i-phone is white.