In Hiring, Diversity Isn’t a Determining Factor, Says Bloomberg

Michael Bloomberg said today that in terms of hiring decisions for top-level staff for his administration, diversity factors have no impact. “None whatsoever,” he said.
He is aware that his administration is not as diverse as the city’s population, “but we’re going in that direction,” he said.
The mayor was speaking to reporters inside St. Francis Preparatory School in Fresh Meadows, on the first day the school has been open since the outbreak of swine flu.
I asked Bloomberg about diversity in his staff in light of the resignation last week of Finance Commissioner Martha Stark, one of only three African-American commissioners in Bloomberg’s administration.