Hiring someone who doesn't appear to be a good fit is surely risky, yet it might also prove the presumptions wrong, an outcome that is especially valuable when these presumptions amount to built-in advantages for men or whites or people from economically or culturally advantaged
The New Zealand approach, for example, is to see all Maori as having potential, culturally advantaged
and inherently capable.
Also contributing to this outcome were situational factors such as large size (number of seniors, size of town, number of courses offered, etc.), academic atmosphere, culturally advantaged
community, proximity to post-high school training, an advantaged family, and, negatively related, the low ability factor (negative loadings from average scholastic aptitude, average of father's education, and percentage of students taking college prep courses).
These graduates are the products of a school system that explicitly aims to educate everyone - not just the brightest and the most talented, not just the wealthy and the culturally advantaged
, but every single child.