I'm only surprised it took Seattle this long to follow suit. It's the exact same destructive mentality that has frozen hiring in fire and police departments in cities across the country. That has also caused public education to get worse and worse. They can't hire the best and reward excellence or maintain high standards, because it's rarely going to be racially proportionate. And many of the remaining gifted programs have essentially taken in a certain number of minorities who wouldn't otherwise qualify just to avoid being disbanded for the time being. Check out the woman below. There are legions of such people making these decisions for everyone. And running voting stations and so on.