Thursday, February 09, 2006

Blackuary Nine-Jimmy Pete Reports

My brother-in-law, Jimmy Pete sends this AP report. If this doesn't piss you off, you are a moron. The Department of Justice thinks Blacks and Hispanics are idiots. Remember, these are not people appointed by W, these are career bureaucrats, hence of lesser intelligence than normal people.

DOJ: Police math exam discriminates against blacks, Hispanics

By the Associated Press
Blackuary 8, 2006
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- A U.S. Justice Department investigation into hiring practices at the Virginia Beach Police Department has concluded that a math exam given to recruits discriminates against blacks and Hispanics.

The math test is one of a handful of separately times and scored components of the National Police Officer Selection Test used to screen and select entry-level officers. The investigation found that between 2002 and 2005, about 85 percent of white applicants passed the math test, while 66 percent of Hispanic applicants and 59 percent of blacks passed.

Virginia Beach demands that applicants score at least 70 percent to pass, which adversely affects blacks and Hispanics, the justice department said in a letter to the city.

"The evidence establishes that Virginia Beach is engaged in a pattern or practice of discrimination against African Americans and Hispanics on the basis of their race and national origin with respect to entry-level police officer positions in its Police Department..." the justice department wrote.

The DOJ told the city it can enter into a consent decree by taking appropriate measures to end the discrimination and providing "sufficient remedial relief" to the applicants who suffered the discrimination.

The city has until March 7 to make the corrective measures or the DOJ will file a complaint, it warned in the letter signed by David J. Palmer, chief of the employment litigation section for the department.

In a statement released Wednesday afternoon, the city said it didn't agree that any discrimination had occurred, but that it would work with the DOJ to examine the math test.

"The City of Virginia Beach and the Police Department are committed to being an equal opportunity employer that ensures that there are no real or artificial barriers to limit anyone's opportunity for hiring or promotion," the statement read.

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