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by Walter Scott Hudson, contributed to NewsReal Blog
Among the many bizarre propagations of the Left is the notion of minority quotas. These mandates are predicated upon the premise that governments, workplaces, and media outlets ought to be composed of bodies which perfectly mimic the demographics of their serviced populations. Aside from a lack of any discernible benefit, such quotas often graduate from absurd to dangerous.
Recall the discrimination case brought by white firefighters in New Haven, Connecticut last year. Their city’s Civil Service Board dismissed results from a promotion eligibility exam because, in their view, too few black and Hispanic firefighters earned passing scores. Apparently, merit was not adequate criteria for the available lieutenant and captain positions.