"The Court ruled against a procedure used by the company when selecting employees for internal transfer and promotion to certain positions, namely requiring a high school education and certain scores on broad aptitude tests. African-American applicants, less likely to hold a high school diploma and averaging lower scores on the aptitude tests, were selected at a much lower rate for these positions compared to white candidates"
Or, to use my summary, "The message of Griggs and "disparate impact" theory: if minorities fail tests at a higher rate than whites, its the test thats wrong."
"[E]ssentially rules that Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act forbids employers giving aptitude tests to prospective hires. In other words, it forbids an employer from trying to find out how smart you are before hiring you. "[Will the United States Survive Until 2022?, New English Review, January 2007]
This gives the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) tremendous power to mess up both civil service and private sector hiring, requiring them to hire ex-convicts and people with incomprehensible accents, because theyre more likely to be members of minority groups. It also creates terrible problems for police and fire departments trying write civil service tests—there is no known test that blacks will pass at the same rate as whites. And it leads to lengthy court battles.
Theres a pattern here—any standard at all that Americans may want to maintain is considered to be racist if minorities, on average, dont measure up. Broader examples would include
So this whole "disparate impact" idea is all part of what we call "Abolishing America".
You will be unsurprised to learn that under the Bush Administration, the EEOC has been increasing enforcement. A new Bush Administration program called the E-RACE Initiative (Eradicating Racism And Colorism from Employment) is promising to make employers lives hell if theyre not hiring the right number of bad credit risks and criminals.
The reason that shouldnt surprise anyone is that the whole amnesty thing has also been promoted by Bush on the same grounds—that not granting amnesty to illegals is discriminating against Hispanics. The following is a parody, from the humor site IMAO:
IMMIGRATION BILL FAQ
Q. Im concerned that the immigration bill focuses more on giving illegal immigrants amnesty than border protection. Does the President share these concerns?
A. The President doesnt hate brown people.
Q. This isnt a racial issue. Many people think this bill will only encourage more illegal immigration and leave our borders open and dangerous. What are the answers to these charges?
A. To answer your underlying question, Im afraid the President is against your proposal to commit genocide against Hispanics.
Q. This isnt about Hispanics! This is about our laws being respected and our national security!
A. Unfortunately, America has had a long history of closed-minded bigots like you….
All right, you get the picture. Thats parody, but heres what Bush actually said:
"Those determined to find fault with this [immigration] bill will always be able to look at a narrow slice of it and find something they dont like. If you want to kill the bill, if you dont want to do whats right for America, you can pick one little aspect out of it, you can use it to frighten people." [Bush Attacks Immigration Deal Opponents By Ben Feller, Associated Press, May 29, 2007]
That was Bush saying that if you dont want to amnesty illegal Mexican immigrants, it must be because …youre some kind of anti-Mexican bigot.
And thats the "disparate impact" standard all over.