Indianapolis officials say they would fight a U.S. Justice Department lawsuit claiming they discriminated against eight white Indianapolis police officers who were passed over for promotions.
The court challenge represents a role reversal for the federal agency. Almost 30 years ago, Justice officials pushed for a court order requiring the city to hire more blacks and minorities.
so in the late '70s, indy had a problem with racial discrimination. but it's all better now:
Two years ago, the Justice Department tried to end the federal monitoring of hiring and promotions in public safety, maintaining the city had made great strides in reducing the gender and race discrimination that existed 30 years ago, when blacks made up 10 percent to 11 percent of the police and fire ranks.
now that discrimination has been ended, i bet we have tons more blacks in those departments, right?
Blacks make up 15 percent of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department; the latest census figures show blacks make up about 21 percent of the city's work force. Women make up about 13 percent of IMPD and about half of the city's work force.
it went up from 11 percent to 15 percent?
free at last! free at last! thank god almighty!
of course, now that we've ended racism and sexism against blacks and women, it's time to turn our attention to the truly oppressed, as the commenters in the star's talkback section explain:
I'm a white male too. It's just part of the struggle of being white male in this society.
Affirmative Action has proven to be a complete failure, as the end result has always resulted in discrimination against one group or another.
The bottom line is that White Males are second class citizens in the US, and yet they are the ones that pay for everything, whether it is paying taxes or shedding blood for foreign occupations, or being displaced from their livelihood through corrupt/incompetent government policies and practices, such as outsourcing, H1-B Visas, or Illegal Immigration.
It is time to take this country back, or take it straight into hell!
The discrimination against white males has been going on for 30 years.
thank goodness for the bush administration, standing up for all those poor, oppressed white men.¶