by Big Dog on Mar 13, 2011 at 22:04 Political
This is nothing new but it still amazes me that we allow it to happen in America. The Department of Justice is making the Dayton Police Department lower its test standards because not enough African Americans passed the test. This is not the first time and involves other groups as well. The physical standards for admission to West Point were lowered so that females could get in.
Instead of making people work hard to hit an established standard we just lower the scale so that more people pass the test. In the case in Dayton, their grades are failing grades but that does not matter as long as Holder gets to help “his people.”
Imagine if the DOJ decided that not enough white people made professional basketball teams so they had to lower the standards so more white guys could make it.
I am not in favor of lowering standards for any reason. I do not care if too few blacks, women, Puerto Ricans, Hispanics, or whatever the minority victim of the week happens to be get excluded because they could not pass the test or meet some other standard. If they are unable to meet the minimum standard then they are unable to do the job. If we are going to ignore the test results or change them to benefit one particular group then why have the test at all.
How many people would feel comfortable knowing that the DOJ lowered the standard for admission to medical school because of a quota? How bout we allow pilots who fail their physical to continue to fly because the standard was so high that not enough of one group got to continue flying.
Hell, how about we lower the standards for drug testing and let people drive trains and operate other public transportation if they have a positive drug test because too many of one particular group had positive tests. From now on they have to be positive for two drugs or they get a higher cutoff limit just to make it fair.
There was a time in America when failure was something that people took to heart. If a kid did not make the baseball team or the football team then he tried harder and his father went out with him and practiced. There was a time when we had teachers actually teaching and kids staying in school and learning. If someone failed a test then that person worked hard to get it right.
You can bet that no one changed the standard and lowered the score because not enough of one group passed.
But that all changed when politicians on the left decided that blacks (and other minorities) needed help to make it. The left has been saying that blacks are not as good as whites for decades by treating them as if they are not smart enough to make it without a little help.
This DOJ ruling only pushes that further and does nothing to help minorities achieve.
If we keep lowering the bar so that people can make it then pretty soon we have established that we have no standards and that people do not need to try because they will be given a little help along the way.
This is moronic and it puts the public in danger. There is no reason to do something like this and it is evidence of further erosion of our society.
This country needs an enema…
Never surrender, never submit.
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