EEOC: High school diploma requirement might violate Americans with Disabilities Act - Washington Times Are these people absolutely INSANE? No, it is the logical consequence of denying the principle of justifiable discrimination. If I have a serious health problem, I look for the best doctor and so I discriminate on the basis of the doctors education level, his specialisation, and other less objective things like how he talks to me. That is discriminating against rude, uneducated doctors of specialties other than what I want. No one seems, at least today, to cast doubt on the right to be discriminatory in that sense. But the prevailing view of discrimination is that there should be none on the part of employers, and that is stupid. If they discriminate on the basis of things that are not relevant to the job considered, then that is wrong. But if the factor they discriminate with regard to does have relevance to the job at hand, then they *should* discriminate. Taking this logic to further extremes, it wont be long till medical schools cant discriminate against poor students because they dont have the same mental capabilities as those who do have the grades needed. Again, to require employers tro hire high school drop outs is INSANE and another example of when the government should butt out of peoples business.