Skip to comments.Justice Department asks court to fix "disparate" civil service exams for minority applicants
Posted on 09/04/2013 4:52:54 PM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
SYRACUSE, NY - The U.S. Department of Justice wants to reopen a 33-year-old court case to ensure that minority applicants get a fair shot at jobs as Syracuse firefighters and police officers.
Lawyers with the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division filed papers in federal court Friday challenging the state civil service tests that prospective firefighters and police officers must take.
A review by the Justice Department of entry-level exams for those jobs in Syracuse showed the exams "continue to have a statistically significant, disparate impact on African-American test-takers," the Justice Department's lawyers wrote in court papers.
The Justice Department asked U.S. District Judge David Hurd to reopen a 1980 court case over the city's hiring practices.
The Justice Department hired a human resources expert, David P. Jones, president of Growth Ventures Inc., to review the civil service exams. Among his findings was that the exams were "more likely to produce an adverse impact on ethnic minorities," court papers said.
The Justice Department asked the court to require the state's Department of Civil Service "to develop and institute lawful written examinations to be used in Syracuse's selection of entry-level firefighter and police officers."
Hurd will hear arguments on the request will Oct. 11.
City officials will join in the Justice Department's request, Mayor Stephanie Miner said today.
"For three decades the city has steadily made progress in assuring that the ranks of our police and fire departments more truly reflect all of Syracuse," Miner said in a news release. "An evaluation of the state Civil Service test would assure we have a fair test and the best pool of talent from which to hire."
The city maintains its hiring practices have met the goals of the consent decree, but "nonetheless welcomes this opportunity to improve the provisions of the consent decree to reflect current hiring conditions," Miner said.
When city officials settled a reverse discrimination lawsuit last year, they said they'd been talking with Justice Department officials about rewording the 1980 decree to ensure that black firefighters filled fill a higher proportion of supervisory positions.
Just score the tests “inversely”—the more incorrect answers the higher the score. That would allow Obama’s sons to be hired and promoted in greater numbers.
Maybe, just maybe, the tests are race-neutral and fair, and the African-American test-takers have some educational deficiencies that prevent them from doing as well on the tests as Caucasians and Asians.
Hire the applicants for duty in Detroit
There is little left to protect.
So what makes the test too hard for ‘minorities’? Is he implying they are too stupid? That would be raciss, right?
If they had a test to see who was better at dunking a basketball, would the test be unfair if short, old, non-athletic Whites didn’t do as well as tall, young, athletic Blacks?
America is becoming a nation of incompetent, stupid,
vicious, amoral, and lawless evil
... and increasingly without justice.
Just as Holder planned when he blew
up the President’s Office in Columbia, and then
dropped WMD on the children at WACO before burning
well.. if they are going to go after this... then they need to go after EVERY test ever made!
Because I have noticed a “disparate impact” on retarded test takers which must be addressed !
Why is it that retarded people always do so poorly on tests compared to others! I say it's those darn tests! that are obviously biased towards developmentally challenged individuals!
Just Eric “the Red” Holder, takin care a hiz peeps.
Nuthin racist here, nuthin at all.
I guess we’re supposed to believe that poor performance by minorities on standardized exams reflects a cultural bias of the exam, and is not a result of cultural influences that ostracize and punish achievers of certain races.
Instead of attacking the messenger (the exam that reveals cultural failure), why doesn’t the Justice department attack the culture that labels achievers as Uncle Toms and encourages laziness and failure?
If not, then there is NO WAY they should have to lower standards to make the questions too easy to answer and be rendered a "rubber stamp" for un-qualified applicants.
No longer is there a baseline for competence or a certain level of competence as evidenced by education. Today, they are probably demanding that Certificates of Attendance rather than HS Diplomas be accepted....
These days diversity means anti-white racism. These phony dumbed-down exams are anti-white racism in action.
The new plan is called “QUOTAS” and has been ruled illegal. However, that has never stopped Obama and Holder from violating the law.
Article doesn’t say how many blacks/minorities have applied to be firefighters and how many have been hired
They can have DC’s black fire chief. Even his own people don’t want him.
WHY even test them????
quotas, that's what...
Welfare, bastardy, drugs, black culture, and public education already had their “disparate impact”.
Unbiased tests just reveal that impact.
As would any reality based judgement.
So the test is in cursive?
Don’t bother with the criminal background check either... especially for entry level police officer candidates. It’s racist! /s
>>When city officials settled a reverse discrimination lawsuit last year, they said they’d been talking with Justice Department officials about rewording the 1980 decree to ensure that black firefighters filled fill a higher proportion of supervisory positions.<<
Yes — EEO hires with bricks on the scales. What could go wrong?
Soon, anyone with any sense will recoil in terror when they see a Black firefighter, KNOWING said firefighter doesn’t know what the hell he is doing.
And I flat-out won’t accept a Black lawyer or Doctor. Not from racism but b/c I know they got in without being able to qualify.
having lower intelligence and lower education has consequences. we already have enough thugs with badges - of all colors. if they can’t pass tests it’s because of themselves, not anyone else. we’ve already dumbed down physical requirements for cops and firemen so women could start passing tests.
and when the dumbass black cop stops you, who doesn’t know the law but makes it up how he wants, then what?!?
30 YEARS? WOW! Long memories when it comes to making whitey pay!!! Does anyone doubt that’s what this creep in the WH and his advisers are all about?
They want to spot minorities points based on how dark their skin is.
As in....”Why u wanna be firing ho’s..They be keeping me styling...
Rush Said something on today’;s show about “Soft Racism” being something that kills initiative, dammit the quote is on the tip of my tongue
OK....ALL of you DEMOCRATS especially BLACK DEMOCRATS have FINALLY convinced me, so since you all believe it that you aren’t SMART ENOUGH or STRONG ENOUGH to handle things and do the jobs that whites can do and you need to be taken care of, who am I to argue??? UNCLE!!!!! I GIVE UP!!!
This PC action will lead to the deaths of innocent people.
” It’s called the soft bigotry of low expectations.”
Low expectations are “soft racism”, but they have brought this on themselves and they don’t even realize it!!
>>and when the dumbass black cop stops you, who doesnt know the law but makes it up how he wants, then what?!?<<
“Smile for my cell-cam.”
Followed by “see you in court.”
In between a WHOLE LOT OF “yes, sir” “no sir” and “whatever you say sir.”
Some situations you choose. Some choose you.
That is why I said people will and should feel fear about a Black EEO firefighter. But he is sent there to save you and you have to pray you get lucky.
Dumb them down until blacks can pass them? Wow.
Welcome to Ubama’s “post racial” America.
I feel safer already.
What a bunch of anti-white BS!
Time to get up off our knees...
“The soft bigotry of low expectations.”
I believe that’s the phrase Rush used.
These tests aren’t fair: They require ‘reedin’, ritin’, and ‘rythmetic.
Hey just call any government office and and the how this practice works out part is obvious. Sorry but good better and best ended with Sears and Roebuck.
No. The test asks, “Where do you find the fire hose?
Holder’s people thought they were asking where do you find the five ho’s. They answered MLK Blvd....wrong answer.
Maybe the tests are written in cursive.
At some point Dollar General in Dearborn had hired Lavere Bryant, an ex con with rape, home invasion and weapons convictions. He was eventually fired due to sexual harassment charges.
In July he went to another Dollar General, shot and killed employee Joseph Orlando. He then kidnapped Brenna Machus, raped her and shot her in the head.
Brenna and Joseph are White, Bryant is black.
Because of time constraints, HHS [is] cutting back on the requirement to become a navigator, meaning they're not going to be doing background checks. They're not going to be fingerprinting these people, said [Florida Attorney General Pam] Bondi in an interview with Fox.
. . .
A navigator is a federal employee who helps those wanting to get insured navigate the paperwork of the new healthcare system.
What if they've been convicted of committing identity theft or grand theft before? asked Bondi. They could potentially still become a navigator.
Earlier this week, Bondi and a dozen other Republican state attorneys general sent HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius a letter calling her attention to this privacy issue and asking her to implement more stringent privacy requirements and safeguards. Theyve given Sebelius until Aug. 28 to respond.
Some New Sample Questions: (perhaps these will even things up a bit)
1. If a Baby Momma be boppin 2 bro, who B da Daddy?
2. A ebt can be swapped fo how much drank?
3. Translate this sentence:
Yo Bro Ho De Do Fo De Po Ho.
4. What is the correct way to hold a sidearm?
a. With Both hands, thumbs low
5. Describe the proper procedure for running away with your pants around your ankles.
6. The amount of butt crack that should be visible when properly attired should be:
b. two inches
c. The entire thang
7. Who is Bob Zimmerman?
a. A vicious murderer
b. a creepy ass cracka
c. A Folk Singer/Songwriter from the Midwest who went electric at the Newport Folk Festival, thus enraging Pete Seger, and changing rock music forever.
d. All of the above.
8. How many of the above questions are raciss?
a. Numbers 1.3,and 8
b. Number 7, choice b.
c. all of the above
9. When fighting a fire in a dense urban area, the best procedure in a commercial establishment would be:
a. Make sure all civilians are out of the store
b. Break plate glass windows to release smoke
c. Remove all the plasma wide screen HD TV’s for redistribution.
>>Yo Bro Ho De Do Fo De Po Ho.<<’
Because to do that they have to admit the existence of merit, objectivity, and reality.
They cannot do that, because if they do, their whole worldview, that made them very rich and very powerful by promoting these lies, is undercut.
So they cannot and they will not.
“So what makes the test too hard for minorities?”
Maybe the tests are written in cursive.”
You owe me a keyboard!
Why Thank You! ;-)
Hey Brother, hold the door for the poor woman.
Did I get it right?
You’re hired! :-)
Cut me some slack, jack!
I sure MISREAD that headline.
I was sure it was going to refer to the direct discrimination of STRAIGHT, WHITE MALES, who are undoubtedly the largest minority in the Nation.