Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Not a Quota
Another example of what passes for equality is the recent ruling about the NYC fireman’s test. The judge involved noted that the percentage of people who passed the test did not reflect the percentage breakdown of the racial composition of the test takers. It is apparently illegal for more white people to score well on a test that minorities. The judge's primary solution is to take some low scoring whites off the list and replace them with “high scoring” minorities. It turns out that these are the “high scoring” minorities that scored lower than the whites that they will be replacing. That would mean that they scored the highest of all the lower scoring people on the test but only if they were minorities. Must be some legal reasoning here that converts that to actual intelligible and logical thought. The judge says that this would only “resemble racial hiring quotas”. Look like a duck, quacks like a duck.