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Supreme Court Finds In Favor Of White Firefighters

June 29th, 2009

Interestingly, the U.S. Supreme Court today professionals claimed ignored the important and complicated issues of the case.

The decision by the Supreme Court was split 5-4 and with this decision. Justice Souter, the judge that Justice Sotomayor may be replacing, ruled in the minority signing the statement written by Justice Ginsburg. All that said, the split on this issue was unsurprising and it reinforces the fact that Justice Sotomayors appointment will have little impact on the makeup of the U.S. Supreme Court.

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  1. Peter
    June 29th, 2009 at 11:39 | #1

    It is a good call. Supposedly the city also paid a company to design the test to not be discriminatory and brought in 30 testers from around the country 2/3rds of which were minorities. Enlight of all that we had the result of mainly whites and 2 hispanics passing enough meet promotion standards.

  2. Peter
    June 29th, 2009 at 11:46 | #2

    It seems like it was a very straight forward issue. It would be another story if specific people were given extra help to pass based on racial lines, like if the white firefighters were allowed time off to attend classes while others were not but it clearly wasnt the case. I’m all for equality but not at the expense of competency.

  3. June 29th, 2009 at 13:18 | #3

    Agreed. This is a GOOD decision. As a society we should continue to promote the most talented people. If there is a glut of minorities failing the test then we need to look at the cause of that and not punish people for doing well and not being a minority.

    I don’t think that it will help minorities at all to be promoted into these positions if they don’t have the aptitude to do the job. This is the same problem Universities have. They allow a large number of minorities to enroll based on their minority status instead of their performance / credentials. So they can say tat X% of the incoming class belonged to a minority group. They hold back the fact that something like 70% of these minority students fail out because they weren’t prepared. We need to fix root causes not try to patch the problem at the top.

  4. June 29th, 2009 at 22:09 | #4

    Agreed, wonderful decision.

  5. June 30th, 2009 at 11:21 | #5

    Great points! It is nice to see people that agree with the thought of not promoting “just because.” I get called a racist when I point out the facts. Maybe it is the delivery and not the facts.