Saturday, January 10, 2009

Charles Van Doren with a bad memory...

The Supreme Court has decided to review the Second Circuit's decision in Ricci v. DeStefano. In that case, New Haven firefighters -- one Hispanic and more than a dozen whites -- sued the city after they were denied promotion because the city disregarded the results of its own test for determining who would be promoted. The city threw out the test results because not enough black firefighters scored high enough to earn a promotion. It did so even though the test was designed by experts to eliminate the possibility of racial bias.
Powerline provides the details on this case. Note the efforts by the Second Circuit to try and keep it under the radar...implying they knew that their affirmation was...well...less than the application of common sense and the law.

I would add....COME JANUARY 20TH, THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES IS BLACK (for campaign purposes). It's time to wrap up this daft experiment in racial preferences while disregarding performance. It insults those "minorities" who could acquire the position without favoritism...and cheats those "non-minorities" out of earned positions. In this case, it puts lives at risk. Does anyone other than a race hustler feel good about the results?