Black D.C. Social Workers Have Lower Pass Rates Than Whites. Solution: Abolish The Test!
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Earlier: JOHN DERBYSHIRE: Race Denialism—The Evil, Poisonous, Scientifically Illiterate Doctrine Of “Disparate Impact” Strikes Again 

The evil, stupid doctrine of ”disparate impact” is once again eating its corrosive way through job requirements.

The jobs here are for social workers in Washington, D.C. You have to be licensed to do social work in the capital, and to get a license you have to pass an exam. It’s not a severely academic exam, only a series of ”multiple choice tests, which ask social workers what they’d do in hypothetical scenarios.”

As with well-nigh any kind of written test there are, nonetheless, different pass rates by race.

Most infuriating to the Equity people, between 2018 and 2021 76 percent of white test takers passed the bachelor’s level exam the first time while the corresponding rate for black test-takers was only 33 percent.[ DC considers tossing social work exam over concerns it fails too many people of color, NBC Washington, October 2, 2023].

D.C. has a solution, though. The District’s City Council is considering dumping the test. That’s always the solution, isn’t it?

Let’s be thankful for small mercies. At least these aren’t Air Traffic Controllers.

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