Thursday, February 09, 2006

The face of discrimination   posted by dobeln @ 2/09/2006 01:04:00 PM

For those of you who have ever wondered about what tangible effects "structural discrimination" might have on disadvantaged groups, here is an excellent example.

This racist (according to the US justice department, and the justice department doesn't lie, no?) police academy admittance test is a major factor in ensuring that "about 85 percent of white applicants passed the math test, while 66 percent of Hispanic applicants and 59 percent of blacks passed".

However, there are several potential remedies available for these kinds of situations. I have no doubt that they will be implemented without delay.