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Lowering the Bar

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In an effort to boost Minority hiring, the City of Chicago is considering eliminating the entrance exam for the police force.According to sources at NBC in Chicago:
Dropping the exam would bolster minority hiring and avert legal battles, according to one source, while others confirm that the exam could be scrapped to open the process to as many people as possible.
However, the lack of an exam would make Chicago the lone major city without one, and experts contend that the exam is integral to eliminating unqualified applicants.

So how would they judge who to hire? Based on last name? Color? Political affiliation? Without some sort of consistent standard, it’ll just be a continuation of dirty filthy politics in Chicago, not that the exam and psychological evaluation hindered it that much. Of course one of the proposed benefits of eliminating the test is that it will save money in testing costs. What will it cost tax payers in lawsuits and other cost for hiring unqualified applicants?

This is just one microcosm of the world Obama came from, and an extension of his presidency. Have a conclusion and make the circumstances support the conclusion. In other words, if we don’t have enough minorities, change the conditions to suit that end, even if it is unfair, or has negative consequences. This type of a priori thinking is not in the sole ownership of civil rights and the left: It is used in business as well. There the line goes: You can make the right decision, or make the decision and then make it right. Basically it comes down to supporting someone’s arrogant agenda and decision making in order for them to be right. It’s the arrogance of power and conceit. Justice demands more than this.

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Written by James Lagnese

January 6, 2010 at 9:39 pm