Gut Rumbles
 

March 24, 2005

this is wrong

Call me a racist (again) but I can't read this shit without wondering--- why do the test scores turn out this way, and if you're going to ignore the scores, why give the tests anyway? Just ADMIT that you're gonna hire black people whether they are qualified or not.

Stop beating around the bush. Call it "diversity" or "affirmative action" or whatever else you want to call it. Just do it and quit with the bullshit. You want a nice mix of jelly beans and you don't care whether they can do the job or not. As long as you have a handful of different colors, everything is fine.

Drafted by an African American with an eye toward diversifying a fire department with a documented history of discrimination, the 1995 exam drew more than 26,000 applicants. When results for minorities were disappointing, the city established a cutoff score of 89 and began hiring randomly from the top 1,800 "well-qualified" candidates.

The plaintiffs contended -- and Gotschall agreed -- that the city's action had the effect of perpetuating the predominantly white status quo because 78 percent of those "well-qualified" candidates were white. Not until fall 2002 did the city start hiring randomly from among the 20,200 candidates deemed "qualified" with scores of 65 and above.

Just read that blockquote carefully and think about what it means. If you give a test and most of the "highly qualified" applicants happen to be white, then you must scrap the test results and fish pickles from the bottom of the barrel to achieve the "diversity" you were looking for. Why give the test in the first place? Just hire a bunch of black people because they are black. That's what you INTENDED to do all along.

Then have them pose for a group picture and put a pie graph at the bottom showing that you have achieved diversity in the fire department. It doesn't matter that some people may die for the sake of that beautiful pie graph. You have DIVERSITY and that's more important than having crews capable of saving a person from a burning building. Just count the jelly beans.

This country is fucking crazy today.

(By the way... posts such as this one are what got me fired from my job. You just don't SAY certain things anymore.)

Comments

I say if we're going to do that...then we do it for everything across the board...

Let's see 13% Hispanic minority and 12% Afro-American....OK..

First let's fix the NBA.... about 75% should be White and 13 % hispanic, right?

So let's start firing some of the current NBA players. Maybe they could get jobs as firemen, albeit at a much lower salary.

But fair is fair.

Except maybe for choosing a doctor...gee, I don't know about fair is fair when it comes to doctors....I'd kinda like the best qualified...but I guess that makes me a racist, too.

Posted by: Maggie on March 24, 2005 12:34 PM

Yep, like those four people down in Atlanta that did not HAVE to die because, in the name of diversity and gender equity, the mutant I-am-going-to-take-all-of-you-with-me criminal was being escorted by a lone female deputy who was smaller and weaker than him.
Four people dead in the name of gender equity. But will anyone be able to sue for their loved one's senseless death on the basis of THAT? *laughs*

Posted by: maggot on March 24, 2005 12:37 PM

We have been lowering the standards for years in this country. Ever ask yourself why for the most part smart people only have one or two kids but the stupid ones have as many as they can?

Posted by: James Old Guy on March 24, 2005 12:49 PM

You just don't SAY certain things anymore? ...not as long as I'm alive. People that think like that need a swift kick to the head.
I'll say what I think needs to be said and if the people listening don't like it - they can either fix it or stop listening.
People should haven't change their view on right and wrong just becuase it isn't popular that day.

Posted by: Princess Cat on March 24, 2005 01:59 PM

Right on Rob, this country has had it's head up it's collective ass for far too long, bowing down before the PC Goddess.

I never cared what race a person was, the only thing I care about is can the person "do the job"?

I've been called a racist many times because some PC moonbat would put a persons skin color or ethnic background higher than their ability in their hiring choices, and I would call them on it.

Posted by: delftsman3 on March 24, 2005 02:46 PM

Rave on, Princess Cat, but you don't have a clue. about what you're talking about.

I've seen reality. It's ugly.

Posted by: Acidman on March 24, 2005 02:49 PM

Proof positive that affirmative action doesn't work. We have a generation of black people that have grown up hearing that the white "status quo" owe them a fuckin living. "Equality" my ass. If I were black I think I'd try to hold myself to the highest standard I could, in order to quell any rumbles that I got my job or promotion because of my skin color. I think it would be a slap in the face if someone "gave" me anything I didn't earn. Keep yer fuckin' charity, if I don't deserve it, don't give it to me. But when you tell a kid that he doesn't have to try. He doesn't have to study and "tap dance for whitey" well, this is the product. MLK is rollin' in his grave.

Posted by: DONGER on March 24, 2005 03:31 PM

Also, you ever notice its always a "FEDERAL JUDGE" that gets all this fucked up shit in motion? They ought to be elected.

Posted by: DONGER on March 24, 2005 03:36 PM

I'm willing to bet most people don't give a flying fuck what color the fireman who's carrying them, their kids, or even their stupid cat out of the burning house is.
Too bad it takes something like that before a lot of people decide maybe, just maybe, they need to be qualified for the job rather than just included in the job.

Posted by: Dave S. on March 24, 2005 03:46 PM

Gee, Dave S....kinda like you want the surgeon to know WTF he's doing before he takes the scalpel to the tissue?

Posted by: Maggie on March 24, 2005 05:17 PM


What a novel idea Maggie!

Posted by: Dave S. on March 24, 2005 05:27 PM

The tests are for the unpreferred ethnic groups. At least they haven't completely rejected the concept of hiring some competents.

Posted by: Brett on March 25, 2005 12:36 PM
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