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Letter: Hiring is mostly not based on race

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“Is your favorite restaurant racist?” [Opinion, Feb. 16] was off-the-mark and racist. A business hires the best person for the job at a going rate. It’s up to the applicant to make sure he or she has the qualifications required to do the job, and thus enhance the business.

I’ve hired sales people, including blacks and Hispanics, but only those who spoke English fluently so they could communicate with our customers.

Applicants also were required to have an education and an enthusiastic attitude. If these requirements were lacking, some might be offered jobs in the warehouse or factory.

Robert F. Casale, Glen Head