The U.S. Justice Department sued Jacksonville on Monday over promotion tests that federal lawyers said discriminated against black firefighters. "This complaint should send a clear message ... that employment practices that have the effect of excluding qualified candidates on account of race will not be tolerated," said a statement from Thomas Perez, an assistant attorney general for the Civil Rights Division. "At best, these tests measure only a slice of what is necessary to be a supervisor, but they stand in the way of qualified African-Americans advancing in the fire department," he said. "The Justice Department will take all necessary action to ensure that such discriminatory practices are eliminated and that the victims of such practices are made whole." In announcing the suit, Justice officials said there were two elements of concern. First, black firefighters "pass the examinations at significantly lower rates than white candidates," an announcement about the case said. Secondly, because "African-American candidates score significantly lower than whites," the announcement said, few of those who pass the test are actually promoted.If the black candidates are passing the same tests at a much lower rate than whites then maybe you should ask yourself why instead of making black people look like morons who can't pass a test at a high score.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Eric Holder's DOJ sues Jacksonville fire Department for not letting Blacks pass test.
Unless there is something like black firefighters had to learn while whites got an open book on their tests, what is the purpose of this lawsuit other than allowing non-qualified idiots into jobs they could past a test for in the first place.