14 May 2011

Skin Color, not Qualifications, Wins again

The Sun-times ran with the story but I refuse to link to any Rag that carries that idiot Mary Mitchell on their payroll.

Forbes reports that Chicago has been ordered to hire 111 black firefighter candidates who were, allegedly discriminated against in an entrance examination in 1995.

Remember the Ricci case out of New Haven Connecticut? the US Supreme court, no thanks to that "powerhouse intellect" of Sotomayor, ruled that New Haven discriminated against qualified White fire department candidates. The reason? It is simply because if you have a bunch of white candidates who test well, but "not enough" black or hispanic ones that qualify, you cannot throw out the whole test simply because this or that particular ethnic group didn't have the brains to qualify. That would be like having a test in Chicago, and dismissing the test results because not enough Hmong candidates passed, or Eskimos, or fill-in-a-racial-group of your choice.

From Scotty Starnes blog:

An appeals court panel that included Sotomayor rejected the white firefighters’ lawsuit, saying the city acted legitimately to avoid discrimination against blacks.

“Fear of litigation alone cannot justify an employer’s reliance on race to the detriment of individuals who passed the examinations and qualified for promotions,” Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote for the majority.

The justices divided along lines that reflected the majority’s skeptical approach to racial preferences. Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Antonin Scalia, Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas joined Kennedy’s opinion.


Race should play ZERO part in this process. It is not only unfair and discriminatory, but it rewards unqualified, or less than qualified, people who don't deserve it.

Let's step back a bit and get some perspective. Let's say my family is from Korea and I live in a home near Ainslie and Sheridan. A fire starts in my basement electrical panel and quickly makes its way up into the first floor. Me and my family are sleeping, and the smoke detectors wake me and I rush to get the wife and kids out of the house. Do you think, in that moment, that I would care or concern myself with the race of the responding CFD units? No. Would I want the most qualified firemen to respond? Absolutely.

So what does the entrance examination have to do with getting the best firemen on the job? In my opinion, it has much to do with that.

And this ridiculous situation isn't the first time. 7 black firemen in Houstonwho were "passed over" for promotion because they didn't score high enough on a written exam were given captains’ ranks, and all got cash payments from the city of Houston. Each received $301,165.00 in back pay, and to cover legal fees. All because the white personnel scored higher than these seven.

Remember when Obama unleashed his DOJ to go after NYFD, and the Dayton Ohio's police department, to compel them to lower their testing "standards" so that more black and hispanics could get hired? The NYFD case is extremely disturbing because the DOJ forced the city to hire those blacks and hispanics who got 70% WRONG on the test.



You think that's fair? Sure you do -- if you buy into the bullshit that our race-hustler-rhyming-reverend-poverty-pimps are preaching. You buy into it if you think that the constitution is a "living, breathing" document that can be bent to the fads of the day. You buy into it if you think some people just can't do it on their own and need Big Daddy Government to come in and "assist" (enable!). You buy into it if you've got the soft racism of low expectations. You buy into it if you're
ignorant of the origins of our laws, and don't understand the spirit of the founders using and nurturing Natural Laws, enabling the civil society and promoting inalienable rights.

In summary, let's face it. Obama got elected because enough White voters wanted to put the Collective White Guilt Trip behind them and move on. They voted for a "post-Racial" president, only to wake up to the "most-Racial" president in history. These type of cases in which minorities get rewarded for simply being born with excessive melatonin in their epidermis, are disgusting and disgraceful. But they are the "Big Bats" that look to "equalize" the field and are a form of reparations. Although I'd say that 40+ years of Welfare, and the TRILLIONS we've funneled to minority groups are sufficient reparations - MORE than enough.

13 comments:

David Snethen said...

very well put!

David Snethen said...

I think you are making a mistake by not reading Mary Mitchel, I read that bitch every day!

Rue St. Michel said...

Then you're a better man than me, Sir David. Thanks for the kudos, and for stopping by.

Coldtype said...

There's so much wrong with this post Rue both factually and logically but it was this line that jumped out at me above all the rest and betrayed far more than perhaps you intended:

"These type of cases in which minorities get rewarded for simply being born with excessive melatonin in their epidermis, are disgusting and disgraceful"-RSM

Pray tell, what is "excessive melatonin"? Does the adjective "excessive" not imply a pathological defect?

So I've learned today that the heretofore protective qualities of melatonin, shared in some quantity by fully three quarters of all humanity, is in fact a defect. Who knew? Thanks Rue.

Rue St. Michel said...

Hey Coldy - the point of mentioning melatonin was simply to point out that our skin color is really just a matter of melatonin. It is something that is out of control: like your eye color, hair color, native intelligence and geographic location. Joseph Campbell called these "accidents of geography" to highlight that we are all, ultimately, human.

I don't think that it is right that people should be rewarded simply because of the color of their skin. Qualifications should be primary. Getting hired by a fire or police department means you're qualified to ensure the life and safety of the citizens within a community.

Anonymous said...

Sounds logical to hire those that are incompetant and unqualified.Thats who I would want running NASA or becoming a doctor.We need to adjust the whole process for junebug and wildhog.

Why not make the incompetants teachers,lawyers,building inspectors;oh wait we have that,its called Chicago.

Bratton fan said...

Why does it matter? Over at one of the Chicago cop blogs, there's an on-going line of comments from people who say they don't care to work hard anymore because they just can't stand many of the people they're supposed to be protecting, for racial and/or political reasons. It's tough to measure that kind of cynicism in exams, since people are smart enough to cover it up. But hiring a more racially-mixed group of employees, the department can protect itself a bit against that sort of thing running away. And in my experience, that deep cynicism about their own jobs and that utter disdain for large segments of the public they're serving is something that is much more common among white SW siders than among other parts of the classes the fire and police departments usually draw from. You got a better way to keep those kind of jagoffs out of the department, by all means share.

Coldtype said...

@Bratton

You put your finger on the red-headed stepchild that dare not speak its name around these parts. Deeply held biases on the part of many in uniform negatively impacting department effectiveness? Nooooo...

Rue St. Michel said...

Well these last 2 comments are interesting. I'm not saying that all blacks are criminals, have a propensity for violence or weren't harmed as a whole, in the past. And we can agree that there are fools and scumbags in every race.

But why is it that as a percentage of the overall population, blacks are tops in incarceration, illiteracy and unemployment? I know the "progressive" thing to say is blame economics, or "institutional racism" but those don't really cut it for most rational people. They're labels, or excuses, that offer no solutions. The Liberal reaction has been to throw money at the problem, and that has just exacerbated it. 45 years of welfare and all the inner city masses can clamor for is "more."

Everyone has biases - and police officers certainly. Not because whites are inherently more racist than blacks, but because white officers literally have thousands of encounters with your proto-typical inner-city denizen; and come to some solid conclusions based on these encounters, on experiences, on documented criminal events and on their own common-sense.

I think that the phrase you used was "deeply held biases effect department effectiveness"? How about the other side of the coin?

In my experience, most - not all - black officers aren't interested in enforcing the law. Their primary concern (role) when encountering other blacks (citizens or offenders) is more along the lines of social worker, or counselor, than law enforcement officer. Is that a better strategy? I don't believe it is - because offenders need to experience some consequences for their actions; and getting a verbal tongue lashing from an officer, while sometimes appropriate, most times goes unheeded by the hardcore criminal.

to be con'd ....

Anonymous said...

And in my experience, that deep cynicism about their own jobs and that utter disdain for large segments of the public they're serving is something that is much more common among white SW siders than among other parts of the classes the fire and police departments usually draw from. You got a better way to keep those kind of jagoffs out of the department, by all means share.

15/5/11 3:41 PM

Jagoffs??Or is it people with street smarts trying to do real police work.If you want to be a north side copper thats fine,stay out of the real police business.

Anonymous said...

Legitimize the testing process,how bout for once just hire the people who can actually pass the exams,drug tests,POWER test,psych,medical,etc.

Affirmative action is just concrete acknowledgement that one is clearly inferior.

Anonymous said...

@Bratton You put your finger on the red-headed stepchild that dare not speak its name around these parts. Deeply held biases on the part of many in uniform negatively impacting department effectiveness? Nooooo...
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Is this the same bratton that while an FTO let a west-side ghetto mutt motherfuck him and his team, then when officers chased the offender through darkened yards and alleys - did nothing, didn't call it out and just sat in the police van. after 11th district tac helped get asshole in custody, this same bratton then told the asshole "you better knock it off" and then uncuffed the offender and let him go. the offender then went right to the 11th district and attempted to get a cr# on the officers because he claimed that the officers didn't return his d/l to him. Now that is bias in action. bet that bratton is hiding out somewhere down at 35th street.

bratton supporter said...

Someone who's reading a police blog who never heard of Bill Bratton. Sigh. In another words, another uneducated SW side jagoff. These are the people that need to be kept out of the department.