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Integrity Quote of the Day

Antonia Novello

Former Surgeon General of the United States

I said: Are you calling me to be the Surgeon General because I can do the job or because I'm Puerto Rican and I'm female? "I will not be your quota. Where did you find me, now, after twelve years doing my same job? Why?" And, I remembered, the Secretary at that time was African American. And he said, "I have read your curriculum and I can see that you can do it. I don't need quotas, because I am myself a minority." That's when I said, "Okay. Let's keep going on the interview."
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