Thursday, July 12, 2007

Government Claims Reverse Discrimination By City Of Indianapolis

In an extremely rare move, the Justice Department has filed a reverse discrimination suit against the City of Indianapolis, alleging the Indianapolis police department discriminated against white male police officers in favor of African-American male and white female officers. The lawsuit alleges 8 white male officers were discriminated against on the basis of race or gender, including a GOP candidate for the city-county council, Benjamin Hunter. The Justice Department should also be taking a hard look at the Marion County Coroner's office, which has had numerous complaints of racial discrimination filed against it in the past year by former employees of the office.


Anonymous said...

Ben is a good guy.
Is IMPD retaliating because Ben is running for the CCC as a republican?
I think so.

Say bye-bye Lance. After November Indy's Benedict Arnold will be gone.
The first died in England broke and alone. How will Redcoat Langford be remembered?

Gary R. Welsh said...

I think the alleged discrimination took place before he became a candidate.

Wilson46201 said...

Thurgood Marshall wept...

Anonymous said...

Justice prevailed! It is time to realize that jobs & promotions shall NOT be based on the sex or race of the person, but on their ability, qualifications and merits.

Anonymous said...

Wilson is 200% right.

THIS Justice Dept. is involved in THIS case?

The SAME Justice Dept. whose CEO can't remember where he put his shoes? The SAME Justice Dept. that dismisses nine US Attys., which is their right, but later trashes their good names, and accuses them of not carrying out Rove's caging plans?

What a disgrace.

Anonymous said...

There's no such thing as reverse discrimination. It's either present, or it isn't. No one group has the market cornered.

Anonymous said...

Gary, where can we go to read this complaint?

I had given up on the Justice Department for anything meaningful as long as Gonzalez is in charge. What a complete moron.

It makes sense that they'd file an alleged "white" discrimination case Gotta throw some red meat to the Dobson crowd. Ditto Jay Seculow, that facist bastard.

What about the obstruction of justice and other claims, resulting from the peashake investigations?

What about the rampant caging of black military voters in 2004, conducted via GOP Blackberries in the White House?

And the Justice Department goes after the City of Indianapolis?

Perverted jsutice.

Anonymous said...

I hate the term "reverse discrimination". As a educated person I hope you would not fall for that stupid term, AI.

Gary R. Welsh said...

"Reverse discrimination" is the the most common term understood to meant that an employer illegally favors the hiring and promotion of protected groups of minorities and women while excluding other candidates from consideration. If you prefer, use "race preference" or "gender preference." I use the term simply because it is the most commonly understood term in this context. You will find the term used in countless media reports on the subject by well-informed, educated persons, anon.

Anonymous said...

I have only heard of the term "reverse discrimination" when folks think discrimination against white males. In fact, this is nothing more than just discrimination.

As far as the lawsuit, from what I understand, departments everywhere have been picking people based on skin color/sex organ alone. In these processes, the government is usually allowed to give points to people based on minority status. Similar to the US government with vets and current US government work. So basically minority folks start out with some kind of lead, as well as those with college, years of work, etc. etc.. Then everyone gets books and takes test, goes through interviews. After those points are given, everyone has a finally score and is put on a list from highest to lowest. From what I understand, some departments are going beyond the list, picking people who got less points over those with more points. They are picking minorities and females who scored less. This is wrong because those applicants already got extra treatment in the point process. If anyone knows different, let us know.

Outside of this incident, I am not sure how government can win anymore. Quotas are said to be illegal, but so is giving someone a job based on their skin color/sex organ/religion/etc.. However, if minority and female applicants are scoring so low, even after given minority credit, how can government ever become as diverse as their population? Kinda a catch-22 for governments.

Anonymous said...

I apoligize for being so harsh with the reverse discrimination. I know you have been educated very well. The term is usually used so brazenly when discrimination of any kind to any race is wrong. I do enjoy the blog AI.



The Racial and Ethnic classification of Americans is nothing more than institutionalized racism and must be ended. The United States of America has been known as a country of rugged individualism based on individual freedom and liberty. Why has America become a country obsessed with classifying its citizens into different racial and ethnic sub-groups?

The only groups that actively support the continued collection of racial and ethnic data are big government bureaucrats and "racial and ethnic special interest groups” that also happen to receive significant funding from the federal government. These organizations argue that identifying people by race and ethnicity is necessary in order to redress some past injustice and that the federal government must continue to collect and use this information in order to set up special racial and ethnic programs, affirmative action quotas and other set-asides for these groups, some of whom consist of new immigrants, illegal aliens and non-citizens. Nothing can be further from the truth. In a country where we can no longer ask people what religion they are, what their party affiliation is or what their sexual orientation is, why are we still asking them about their racial and ethnic background?

Americans are beginning to realize that racial and ethnic identification is more a matter of personal choice than anything else. In the 2000 Census, seven million American citizens refused to place themselves into a single category by refusing to describe themselves as only white, black, Asian, Latino or any one of the other specific categories listed, because they were of mixed race. Attempts by the government to create a “mixed race” box for the 2000 Census was met with resistance by racial and ethnic special interest groups like the NAACP and the National Council of La Raza, because they feared that a mixed-race box could pose a danger to the justification for their existence. The fuzzier such racial and ethnic categories become, the harder it will be for these racial and ethnic special interest groups and the government to traffic in them. If a mixed-race category were to be added, every brown-skinned person of mixed race registered in this category would shrink the government’s official count of Blacks, Latinos, Asians or American Indians, eventually reducing their political influence and ultimately the amount of money these groups receive from the federal government, which amounts to approximately $185 billion a year.

Through the mandated collection and use of racial and ethnic specific information, more and more of American taxpayers’ hard earned money is being routinely distributed to these racial and ethnic special interest groups at the expense of all other Americans who may or may not be members of these groups. Through executive orders, congressional legislation, affirmative action programs, racial set-asides, quotas and other programs based solely on race and ethnicity, our federal government is playing the key role that pits one racial and ethnic group against another, which could eventually lead to our destruction as a country.

Rather than helping a diverse population become assimilated and united as one nation, the Federal government is doing what the Nazi government of Germany did in the 1930’s and 40’s; creating government supported institutionalized racism by the intentional classification of it’s citizens by race and ethnicity.

With the support of racial and ethnic special interest groups, our federal government seems to view our citizens not just as Americans, but rather as “pawns” in some social science experiment to be classified and separated into different racial or ethnic sub-groups for some unknown purpose. By mandating the classification of Americans into specific racial and ethnic sub-groups, the federal government and the advocates of “diversity” are actually perpetuating institutionalized racism and keeping Americans divided. Maybe the real purpose of collecting this data is to justify the continuing flow of government money to these racial and ethnic special interest groups.

If we want to help poor Americans escape poverty, get better health care, find a job or get a good education, why should it matter what their race or ethnic background is? The answer is: It should not! Americans need to come together as members of one country and remember that we are all individual Americans, regardless of race or ethnic background. Martin Luther King, Jr., inspired a nation when he voiced his dream for a color-blind nation, a nation in which people would be judged by the content of their characters, "not the color of their skin." The answer to this government encouraged racism is the concept of Liberty with a limited, constitutional government that is devoted to the protection of individual rights rather than the claims of different racial and ethnic special interest groups. Where Liberty is present, individual achievement and competence are rewarded, not people’s skin color or ethnicity.

I will support legislation barring the federal government from the collection of racial and ethnic information about the American people and/or the classification of American citizens by race and ethnicity, including the collection of census information. Exceptions should be made for law enforcement, hospitals and medical research purposes.

I will also support legislation that bans affirmative action programs, racial set-asides, quotas and any other programs that give special preferences based on race and ethnicity.

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New York’s 20th Congressional District