The exam was used to screen applicants to the fire academy. More than 90 percent of black and Hispanic test-takers passed, which isn’t enough for liberals addicted to affirmative action. At Justice’s urging, federal district Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis threw out FDNY’s test results - blocking admittance to all successful blacks and Hispanics – and ordered a complicated process to admit more minorities.
On Feb. 28, Thomas E. Perez, assistant attorney general for the Civil Rights Division, submitted a proposed order for damages for rejected applicants who scored 25 or higher on the 85-question exams. New York’s taxpayers would be forced to pay compensation to the flunkies to make up for years of seniority supposedly lost when the city chose not to hire them. Minority rejects also would receive seniority over firemen who had been working all the while.
Seriously if you get 70% wrong on a multiple choice, open book test you do not even belong behind the wheel of a car (actually it is a frightening thought they are walking the street unescorted) let alone become a fireman.
Do the stupid apply hoping for affirmative action to carry them in on it’s back when they fail?
Sometimes I wonder.
TheBlogProf reminds us of J.F.K.’s true intentions regarding affirmative action, thus concluding:
In exactness, liberals have turned affirmative action on its head. The affirmative action order was to ban any discrimination and have a color-blind society. The liberals abhor such a value and prefer to divide people by race, sex, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, etc.
Any racial divide that may exist will never close, until the left removes the wedge they so bitterly cling to, keeping it continuously pried open.
But don’t hold your breath.
Update: The Dayton, Ohio police department has fallen victim to Holder’s affirmative action meddling.
DAYTON — The Dayton Police Department is lowering its testing standards for recruits.
It’s a move required by the U.S. Department of Justice after it says not enough African-Americans passed the exam.
Dayton is in desperate need of officers to replace dozens of retirees.Â The hiring process was postponed for months because the D.O.J. rejected the original scores provided by the Dayton Civil Service Board, which administers the test.
Under the previous requirements, candidates had to get a 66% on part one of the exam and a 72% on part two.
The D.O.J. approved new scoring policy only requires potential police officers to get a 58% and a 63%.Â That’s the equivalent of an ‘F’ and a ‘D’.
“It becomes a safety issue for the people of our community,” said Dayton Fraternal Order of Police President, Randy Beane.Â “It becomes a safety issue to have an incompetent officer next to you in a life and death situation.”
The D.O.J. and Civil Service Board declined Dayton’s News Source’s repeat requests for interviews.Â The lower standards mean 258 more people passed the test. The city won’t say how many were minorities.
The D.O.J. has forced other police departments across the country to lower testing standards, citing once again that not enough black candidates were passing.Â Â Â >>>
Holder is a menace to society. Obama appointed him, therefore Obama must really, really hate America. That much is evident.