Thursday, January 7, 2010

Racism rears its ugly head again

Chicago Police scrap entrance exam

This is ridiculous racist nonsense. Hiring and promotion policies should be color-blind. Anyone and everyone should have the same opportunity. If "minorities" aren't pursuing a career in law enforcement, then how does compromising the integrity of the recruitment process make the job more attractive to them? If someone came along and told me that they'd lowered the standards of admission to a school or job so that I would qualify, I'd be angry and insulted. Yet time and time again I see this condescending crap being pushed by racists. Do they really expect a self-respecting "minority" to respond favourably to this? Why would anyone want to work someplace where their competence would always be in question because people with their shade of skin are not held to the same standard as everyone else?

Giving someone a job based on the color of their skin is a violation of the civil rights act of 1964. You would think that law enforcement agencies would be especially careful to actually follow the law.

Race is a social construct. There is no relationship between color and competence. Those who pretend otherwise are racists.

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