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.