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Originally posted by cenpuppie
As a black dude that has taken quite a few organized tests, i can feel those black firefighters dilemma. It comes down to exposure. I watched Bill Mayer Politically Correct show and he made a comment about this test and said it was partially biased, it had questions like name one of the Beetles, and what does SPF stand for? I don't use sunscreen and I've never heard a beetles song but i am sure (i think) the situation is reversed for my white homies, i'm sure a vast majority have been exposed to the Beetles at some point in time and used some kind of sunscreen (i hope..skin cancer). Remember there is only one black dude on that sits on the Supreme Court, the rest are white.
Until i see those questions myself, you must be outta your mind to actually believe i'm going to rely on some white dude's word that that test wasn't racially biased.
Hell, i got a test for some ATS members to illustrate the cultural divide. Just four questions..
1- What's a byrd?
2- Have you seen a traphouse in your hood?
3- What kind of bread do ya'll push? Wonder or wheat?
4- Whats the price of the white girls where you live?
Depending on your exposure you may or may not be able answer those questions.
Originally posted by samhouston1886
reply to post by Jenna
I am Hispanic and I can tell you that this elitist piece of thrash does not represent us but she may represent the segment of lowlifes that every race has.
I like many others of color, will stand with my White Brothers and Sisters when the time comes.
Originally posted by XTexan
I could be wrong here, but I thought that the firefighters case was brought forward because, in that specific group of test takers, they were all white and they all passed but they were denied promotion because no minorities could be promoted, since none took the test...
I watched Bill Mayer Politically Correct show and he made a comment about this test and said it was partially biased, it had questions like name one of the Beetles, and what does SPF stand for?
Originally posted by TurkeyBurgers
HOW IN THE MOTHER HELL CAN SUPREME COURT JUDGES RULE AGAINST THIS?
The justices ruled 5-4 in this case? More than 40% of the supreme court justices did not agree that this test was fair?
WTF is going on? I am getting really scared after looking for answers. What am I going to find if I dig any deeper?
How can you rule against this evidence?
I guess since being a judge is a political position that you have to run an election to get and you rule in favor of the opinion of those who put you in office?
Justice just got ftaghd in the awhole.
Every time I try and stick up for my country I find just how deep the corruption rabbit hole goes. I am getting really fed up. It sickens me to think that the decision of the supreme court was not unanimous on this case. How could you possibly rule against this?
If there is something I am missing PLEASE PLEASE help me out before I blow my top. My face is red I am raging so hard.
Justice Anthony Kennedy, writing for a court split 5-4 along ideological lines, reversed an appeals court ruling Sotomayor joined last year that rejected a claim that the City of New Haven, Conn., discriminated against white firefighters by throwing out a promotional exam after all the African-American firefighters who took it scored too poorly to be promoted.
Also, some people just don't realize that if they flunked the test..it just means they weren't smart enough to pass it.
Originally posted by AlienChaser
That being said I think that in this case the test appears to be unfairly biased. Moreover we are seeing an all to familiar, and increasingly popular, defamation and end around backdoor attacks to discredit the victim and create an air of innocence and false persecution around Sotomayor.
Originally posted by Jenna
Originally posted by dolphinfan
Hispanics are a major force in American politics and the goal here is to have Republicans work against having an Hispanic woman on the court so that can be used in future elections.
Unfortunately I think you're right. It won't matter that she's an absolutely horrible choice, all that will be pushed aside in favor of pretending that the only objections to her are that she's hispanic and female.