Here’s a follow up on the City of Chesapeake, Virginia’s decision to hire a consultant to study whether a Police Math Test is racial. That’s right. Some in the City of Chesapeake think a 2+2=4 test is racist.
Two police groups have threatened to sue the city if the test scores are thrown out. Good for them. The attorney for Chesapeake’s Fraternal Order of Police and the Coalition of Police, Micheal Imprevento, said, “It is my belief that any invalidation of these results would be based strictly on race…. The test was race-neutral.”
He’s right, it’s a math test for God’s sake.
“This test involved knowledge of policies and procedures necessary to become a supervisor,” Imprevento said of the promotion exams. “The same policies and procedures are available for all to review as police officers.” Well heck, if those that didn’t finish high enough to get promoted don’t know those things, then they don’t deserve the promotion.
Get with it Chesapeake and don’t be so reactive like Virginia Beach was. Don’t dumb down your test just to promote blacks and women.
All the officers had the resources to pass the test. It would appear some took it more seriously than others.
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.
When I met my wife about 5 years ago, she was a vegetarian and a PETA person, but I quickly converted her to a meat lover with some deliciously cooked ribeyes. It wasn’t that hard, really. I just grilled them up perfectly and she was hooked. And to be clear, I didn’t know she was vegetarian when we first met. She just thought she’d try it since she liked me.
Then something tragic happened last week. One of those educational channels had a show on processing pigs. She didn’t need to see that. Sure it’s gross, but I’m not going to stop eating meat. It’s too yummy!
After a few days I was able to get her to eat meat again. Whew! Disaster averted… until…
Another damn show about bacon, probably her favorite food of all, was shown. Now she knows what a porkbelly is! Crap! She also knows she won’t eat mammals anymore.
Nope, no more wonderful steaks or BBQ for her. She’s still going to munch on sea creatures, but no more mammals.
Having just made this conversion she did have a slip-up during a party the other day. You should have seen the expresion on her face when she realized the sandwich she was raving about was tenderloin! My goodness that was funny!
Then this morning she suggested we invite some family members to go out for brunch. She chose Trade Winds right on the Chesapeake Bay because the buffet is great and the views are better. Once again she caught her mistake just a little late. She was pretty upset when she saw the pile of tastey, crispy bacon, and the roast beef and ham carving station.
I’m proud of her, she didn’t eat any meat. I’m not going to tease her or encourage her to change her mind, she can do her thing. Besides, I’m sure I’ll be eating more salads now and that’s not a bad thing. I’ll also get a chance to expand my grilling/BBQ’ing menu here at home and that’s always a good thing.
For dinner tonight I’m having a steak, baked potato and….. salad!