This is ridiculous. When Virginia Beach went through this a few years ago, I was beside myself. How can a math test be biased?
The Virginian Pilot is reporting the city of Chesapeake is going to spend $50,000 to determine if math tests for police promotions to sergeant and lieutenant should be thrown out because no women or blacks passed the most recent test.
This comes after the city of Chesapeake settled a lawsuit in 2007 brought by the US Justice Department alleging the city used a math test that unfairly disqualified blacks and hispanics.
People, we’re talking about a math test. 2+2=4 If you’re white or black and can’t answer that, you don’t deserve the job.
You go to the same schools, take the same classes, pass the same tests. What’s the problem?
Do you all of a sudden forget the Order Of Operations if you’re black or a woman? Do you not study if you’re black or a woman?
With math, the answer is either right or wrong. These tests actually give you the answer. You’re not writing an interpretive essay or anything that actually requires thought. There’s nothing racial about 9×9=81.
The only thing this does is tell me the next class of sergeants and lieutenants probably aren’t as bright as those in prior years.
Math, the next racial and gender divide to be dumbed down so all can pass. Just another step toward mediocrity.