Tuesday, April 04, 2006

NAACP and Justice Department say Basic Math is too difficult for blacks

Feds say Beach's math exam for police recruits is discriminatory:

As of January, 15.9 percent of the city’s police officers were identified as minority. About 10.1 percent of the police force is black – an increase from 9 percent two years ago.

The announcement in 2004 of the Justice Department inquiry prompted the

Virginia Beach branch of the NAACP to chastise the city for what it said were unfair hiring practices.

And then there's this:
One sample question framed a problem in the context of police work: “On Tuesday, Officer Jones worked the 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. shift. At 10:55 p.m. he was called to the scene of an accident where he remained until 1:30 a.m. How long past his regular shift did Officer Jones work?”
h/t: the Corner