Why in the HELL do people keep bringing up the racial make-up of Ferguson. This crap DOES NOT MATTER!
Because there is no way that a city can ensure that the racial make-up of their various offices are equal to the racial make-up of their citizens...UNLESS the city FORCES a certain number of blacks to join the police, and they FORCE a certain number of Asians to join the police, and they FORCE a certain number of Gay, Lesbian, Albino, Transgendered to male, Transgendered to female, Transgendered to none, etc... to join the police or fire department or work at city hall, etc...!!!!! It is ALL complete BS and a waste of time to mention because most people don’t want to be cops! Nor fire fighters! Nor city clerks!
So, the racial make-up is immaterial to an area because people decide what they want to do or NOT do with the lives!
Agreed. All of this focus on the hyphenated make up of whatever: police force, firemen, school, teachers, etc -- is utter nonsense. They try to allocate it by skin color, gender, sexual orientation, etc.
Just stick to what matters: American citizens, and competent (and best qualified if there are multiple applicants) for the job or position.
I've asked these questions. I think we all know what the answers are.
WHY do you suppose there are only 4 black officers? Were the tests in cursive? Did any blacks even apply? Were they qualified? Were the standards too high, that is were they racist?
And blah blah blah.
the racial makeup of Ferguson has changed dramatically in the last 15 yrs so blacks are in the majority.....let them try to unseat a govt employee (cops) from their pensions and benefits....it ain’t happening....