Political correctness‘ quota nonsense gives us firefighters that are too weak to carry an injured person and too dumb to read maps and street signs. Gender and racial quotas are equally harmful, unjust, and outright dangerous.
Political correctness‘ racial equality dogma gives us low iq and low education firefighters who can not read and reason adequately. Testing for 10th grade reading and logic abilities discriminates against Blacks (race and iq), so the basic literacy, logic and iq test has to be scrapped to force more black firemen into the New York fire department. (Judge orders millions paid in NYC firefighter bias case). (Women’s suit highlights differences in city, suburban firefighter tests)
Currently, there are just 32 women in the FDNY, a number based less on discrimination than on the biological fact that the vast majority of women are not built to carry 100 pounds of gear. And yet, that’s not good enough. [...]
"I have a family," another fireman said. "I can’t count on a 110-pound female to carry me out of a burning building."
Maybe it’s me. But if I were to be caught in a fire, I’d feel a lot safer in the arms of a 6-foot man than those of a 5-foot girl.
You can’t choose the one who will rescue you. You can weaken the pool. And that is something this city can’t afford in the name of "diversity."
Unfortunately, MRA (men’s rights activists) are unaware that male gender quotas are quite similar to racial quota issues. What is falsely perceived as discrimination is to be remedied.
Once gender and racial differences are being recognized as true, one can find true alternative solutions:
- really hire and pay by merit would be the best solution
- if there is a desire to institute quotas, compensate weaknesses with extraordinary skills. Those who underperform at IQ and aptitude tests will only be hired if they strongly over-perform at physical tests, and are aware that they will not be apt for leadership positions. Women who underperform in brute strength of lifting heavy weights may compensate with extremely high scores in speed, endurance, IQ.
Gender Quotas and Racial quotas cause incompetence and injustice (FDNY fire fighters)
Gender quotas invent gender bias to force under-qualified women into jobs that men are more qualified for (Warren Farrell) Firefighters are an excellent examples:
In police, army, and fire fighters physical fitness demands are lowered for women. These then will be unable to lug a heavy log, an injured man, or break into jammed doors. In reality, when the going gets rough, then MEN will have to pick up the slack and do the work the women can not do.
What Merit Matters supports is a color-blind, gender-blind set of written and physical entrance exams that hold EVERYONE to the same rigorous set of standards. There’s absolutely no way to argue that that isn’t what’s best for the FDNY and all the people of the City of New York.
We reject the premise that higher written standards “discriminate against” minority applicants, just as we reject the premise that higher physical standards “discriminate against” female applicants, or that “reading comprehension isn’t a vital part of this job.” Merit Matters
Now recently, the Fire Department of New York was forced to hire Blacks with low cognitive skills who might not be able to read street signs, or maps, or understand the logistics of evacuating a building. It was alleged that a multiple choice test that tests 10th grade reading and cognitive abilities discriminates against Blacks. This is true due racial differences in iq. Due to lower IQ and lower educational attainment, fewer Black applicants can pass the test that requires 10th grade proficiency. It is ridiculous to claim that a multiple choice basic education test discriminates against Blacks for their race. it discriminates against them for their substandard general education. And yes, there are Blacks that pass the test with a perfect 100 score and deservedly get hired.
- White Applicants Blast FDNY After Being Denied Entry To Preparation Class
- Judge Garaufis promptly rules that two out of every five new firefighters hired must be black and one Hispanic — as opposed to the old, racist system, which required that five out of every five be minimally competent/not retarded (clearly privileging whites)Judge Garaufis also decrees FDNY must hire any blacks and Hispanics who scored at least 25% on at least one test, which we emphasize has a better than 75% chance of occurring if you guess randomly on every question
here is an actual test. If you cannot answer these questions, you can not function efficiently as a firefighter. You can not learn, you can not put on your protection gear in the right order, etc. http://documents.nytimes.com/new-york-city-firefighter-examinations
This is an open book test. They tell you that a fire extinguisher has to have 100 lbs pressure, and then 4 lines down ask you to what pressure to fill up a fire extinguisher. And the judge wants every Black/Hispanic to be hired that scores 25% on a 4 questions multiple choice test. That is what an illiterate scores by blind guesses. Yes, for fairness this test will also permit to hire dumber white applicants.