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Attorney General Holder is ratcheting up Obama's race-baiting agenda

First up, lowering standards in New York:

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.'s obsession with racial grievance-mongering could get Americans burnt to a crisp in their own homes. That's because his Justice Department is trying to force the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) to hire flunkies who got 70 percent wrong on a basic, fire-related multiple-choice, open-book test.

The exam was used to screen applicants to the fire academy. More than 90 percent of black and Hispanic test-takers passed, which isn't enough for liberals addicted to affirmative action. At Justice's urging, federal district Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis threw out FDNY's test results - blocking admittance to all successful blacks and Hispanics - and ordered a complicated process to admit more minorities.

On Feb. 28, Thomas E. Perez, assistant attorney general for the Civil Rights Division, submitted a proposed order for damages for rejected applicants who scored 25 or higher on the 85-question exams. New York's taxpayers would be forced to pay compensation to the flunkies to make up for years of seniority supposedly lost when the city chose not to hire them. Minority rejects also would receive seniority over firemen who had been working all the while.

The whole thing is worthy... but there's more... let's now head over to Dayton:

The Dayton Police Department is lowering its testing standards for recruits.

It's a move required by the U.S. Department of Justice after it says not enough African-Americans passed the exam.   

Dayton is in desperate need of officers to replace dozens of retirees.  The hiring process was postponed for months because the D.O.J. rejected the original scores provided by the Dayton Civil Service Board, which administers the test. 

Under the previous requirements, candidates had to get a 66% on part one of the exam and a 72% on part two.

The D.O.J. approved new scoring policy only requires potential police officers to get a 58% and a 63%.  That's the equivalent of an 'F' and a 'D'.

 "It becomes a safety issue for the people of our community," said Dayton Fraternal Order of Police President, Randy Beane.  "It becomes a safety issue to have an incompetent officer next to you in a life and death situation."

"The NAACP does not support individuals failing a test and then having the opportunity to be gainfully employed," agreed Dayton NAACP President Derrick Foward.

The D.O.J. and Civil Service Board declined Dayton's News Source's repeat requests for interviews.  The lower standards mean 258 more people passed the test. The city won't say how many were minorities.

"If you lower the score for any group of people, you're not getting the best qualified people for the job," Foward said.

"We need to work with the youth and make them interested in becoming law enforcement officers and firefighters," said Beane.  "Break down the barriers whether they are real or perceived, so we can move forward in this community."

The D.O.J. has forced other police departments across the country to lower testing standards, citing once again that not enough black candidates were passing.

He promised to transform America.

He's keeping his promises. 


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Comments (30)

Hell, its just more income ... (Below threshold)
Gmac:

Hell, its just more income redistribution in a weird roundabout way.

I can't wait to see the "unintended consequences" of this come due.

Promises Barry lied in tell... (Below threshold)
914:

Promises Barry lied in telling to get selected, that were in theory good for America..cough, cough.. Are not the same as the promises he made in the back room of Jeremiahs church, which with the help of some junior organizers AKA 'panthers'; He intends to keep.

"The NAACP does not support... (Below threshold)
DaveD:

"The NAACP does not support individuals failing a test and then having the opportunity to be gainfully employed," agreed Dayton NAACP President Derrick Foward.

Hey, you voted for him (I'm guessing). I suggest you get ahead of this and start an apology tour to all those people who will soon be dependent on law enforcement of substandard quality.

if someone receives injurie... (Below threshold)
ke_future:

if someone receives injuries or loss of life or property due to the incompetence of those hired despite their low scores, can they sue the USDOJ and Holder for gross negligence and damages?

It's called "reparations".<... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

It's called "reparations".

Now let's see Barry and Holder go to a "doctor" who FAILED the entrance exams.

Why don't they just tell the truth. "Hey! You're too fucking stupid for this job! Maybe you should have spent more time in the classroom, rather than dazzling the girls down on the street corner."

Or just maybe you were taught by an "F" student who got a "teaching degree".

Gotta love "Affirmative Act... (Below threshold)
TexBob:

Gotta love "Affirmative Action for Stupid People".

Barry, you and you buddy Holder are poster children for Affirmative Action for Stupid People. Nothing racist about it. Color don't know stupid and you can't fix it.

Naturally, the people who w... (Below threshold)
Jim Addison:

Naturally, the people who will be hurt most by unqualified police and fire personnel on the street are the poor.

But, Barry is a product of Furmative Axion himself. While he won't release his transcripts from Columbia, we know he didn't graduate with honors because those lists are published. And you don't get into Hahvahd Law with just an undergrad degree, even from Columbia.

Then he was paid advances TWICE for "autobiographies" before he was 45, despite having accomplished exactly NOTHING in his life.

Similarly, all the idiots who thought it would be "cool" to have a black President were also giving him an Affirmative Action boost, even if they were too stupid to realize it.

So of course Obama is the friend of the completely unqualified. He's one of them.

Oh well. Could be worse. Ma... (Below threshold)
RickS:

Oh well. Could be worse. Many of the people who will be hurt by this ruling voted for Obama. These are people who will see a job they deserved go to a minority or they will have their seniority stripped in the name of "Equal Opportunity." Hey, they asked for this. This is what they apparently wanted when they cast their ballot for Obama so they could feel good and assuage their white guilt. Maybe they'll learn that elections have consequences. So to those idiots I say: "suffer."

"and ordered a complicated ... (Below threshold)
914:

"and ordered a complicated process to admit more minorities"


Keep lowering the bar and pretty soon Barry will be qualified to speak without the supervision of a teleprompter.


This is the best news for c... (Below threshold)
Caesar Augustus:

This is the best news for criminals in urban slums since left-wing idiots starting enacting gun control ordinances.

And one wonders why places ... (Below threshold)
Donna:

And one wonders why places like NYC are broke...thanks to higher gov't authorities.

"Attorney General Holder is... (Below threshold)
914:

"Attorney General Holder is ratcheting up Obama's race-baiting agenda"

Then it's confirmed....Barry is running again!


RickSMany of th... (Below threshold)
TexBob:

RickS

Many of the people who will be hurt by this ruling voted for Obama. These are people who will see a job they deserved go to a minority

No, no, no, not a minority, a STUPID PERSON. This is for IDIOTS who cannot pass the tests.

Stupidity and idiocy is colorblind, unlike our RACIST precedent and attorney sphincter.

I am seriously thinking we ... (Below threshold)
Howie:

I am seriously thinking we should do a hand recount for the 2008 election. Maybe a vote for Barry counted more and that is why he was elected.

Here's the new, politically... (Below threshold)
Jay Guevara:

Here's the new, politically correct test.

1. Fire is:

a) hot
b) cold
c) it's racist and judgmental to characterize fire either way, it's a victim of white oppression and cultural expectations.

A hand recount?<br... (Below threshold)
914:

A hand recount?


You would have to exhume an awful lot of bodies to get an accurate count. Not very feasible.

A modest proposal: have aff... (Below threshold)
Jay Guevara:

A modest proposal: have affirmative action beneficiaries limited to acting in behalf of their racial/ethnic groups.

Got into law school as an affirmative action admittee? Great. Defend your own people (as the liberals put it) (only).

Got into medical school as an affirmative action admittee? Great. Treat your own people (only).

Got into the fire department as an affirmative action admittee? Great. Fight fires in your neighborhood (only).

Make the race hustlers eat their own cooking. It's intellectually dishonest to push for affirmative action but then, when in need, avail yourself of the services of those who did not benefit from affirmative action, but rather to those who were chosen for merit.

A hand recount?... (Below threshold)
Howie:

A hand recount?


You would have to exhume an awful lot of bodies to get an accurate count. Not very feasible.

So true. Instead, how about we give all white players in the NBA an extra point when they score. That way more NBA teams will have white players.

i dont get it, wont more wh... (Below threshold)
bg:

i dont get it, wont more whites also be accepted with lower scores? i still think lowering standards is stupid, but i dont see how itll get incompetent minorities any more than incopetent whites

"i dont see how itll get in... (Below threshold)
Gmac:

"i dont see how itll get incompetent minorities any more than incopetent whites"

Skin color...

Forgetting about the bigotr... (Below threshold)

Forgetting about the bigotry of low expectations implicit in the deal, America has for decades suffered from the dumbing-down effect of its shameful policies of quota hiring.

Fifty-odd years ago, for example, when DC-3s got about the place at about 170MPH and took around 12 hours to fly Chicago to Los Angeles, a letter posted Tuesday afternoon in Chicago was delivered Wednesday morning in Los Angeles.

Now jet aeroplanes do the trip in less than 4 hours and the same letter might get there in three weeks.

If you're lucky.

But either don't expect to be able to hold your breath waiting during the fourth week -- or use FedEx!

I wonder, could the departm... (Below threshold)

I wonder, could the departments compensate by ratcheting up the level of difficulty in their academy training? It would seem that candidates who passed the exam, but who were actually poorly qualified to be police or firemen, would wash out pretty quickly when subjected to difficult or intense training.

They're invested in it. Ho... (Below threshold)
Jay:

They're invested in it. How do you think they got where they are?

Although this story is infu... (Below threshold)
Maddox:

Although this story is infuriating, it is nothing new. This "affirmative action" has happened in The U.S. for decades. Thus we have a society of entitlement. It isn't necessary to achieve anything or conform to law and order when you are awarded whatever you want and need. I have seen hard working students and employees lose to less qualified individuals since the 70's and the result coming that long. I live in The South though, and when we complained were slandered as racist and ignorant. The system that awards incompetence degrades everything in the long run. I give you the current POTUS as proof.

Guess it wasn't a slip of t... (Below threshold)
Hank:

Guess it wasn't a slip of the tongue when Holder mentioned "my people".

I was getting used to the fact that Obama will be the worst president of modern times if not the worst ever. But now it looks like Holder will be the worst AG we've ever had.

Not content to simply wreck our economy. Might as well ruin race relations also.

"i dont get it, wont mor... (Below threshold)
Oyster:

"i dont get it, wont more whites also be accepted with lower scores?"

The D.O.J. and Civil Service Board declined Dayton's News Source's repeat requests for interviews. The lower standards mean 258 more people passed the test. The city won't say how many were minorities."

They won't answer any questions and decline interviews. I'm guessing the results weren't what they expected.

My hope is that MLK will ri... (Below threshold)

My hope is that MLK will rise up and smack him.

I wonder, could the depa... (Below threshold)
Jay Guevara:

I wonder, could the departments compensate by ratcheting up the level of difficulty in their academy training? It would seem that candidates who passed the exam, but who were actually poorly qualified to be police or firemen, would wash out pretty quickly when subjected to difficult or intense training.

Foolish boy. Ever heard the phrase "unequal impact?"

Google it, and watch your computer explode.

What if blacks were awar... (Below threshold)
gaius piconius:

What if blacks were awarded the ultimate quota....all black ladders in an all black fire department! And then what if that department was deployed only in the service of all black neighbourhoods! Would that then not neutralize this hideous discrimination factor regarding demonstrated weakness in knowledge and skills? I'ts a game plan I could go with.

What a god awful mess th... (Below threshold)
gaius piconius:

What a god awful mess that has emerged since the hippy revolution. At the top of it's ladder of (negative)achievments, Obama and Holder, representing the Romulus and Remus of Turdsville on the Potomac, then glossing back through the rights of the incompetent and unprepared to excel in their chosen fields, crackhead and pothead mayors being elected, jailed and reelected, 'reverend' black leaders belting out the quick step cadence of social bullshit, then...oh ballocks, what's the use. But you must agree.... it all began at Woodstock!
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