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Fired Up in Jacksonville: Banning Written Promotional Exams Wrong

Posted Monday, July 2, 2012

From April 25, 2012

The United Civil Servants’ stance on the case of the Justice Department suing the city of Jacksonville, Fla., and forcing them to eliminate written promotional exams within their fire department is consistent with our views regarding both equality and special interest, as detailed in the Center for Individual Freedom article “Obama Racialism, Fired Up in Jacksonville.”

Essentially, it goes against everything we (and most sensible people) believe: NO race is more capable than another when it comes to intelligence and performing well on a test. Here in Newark, we work with numerous intelligent African-American and Hispanic firefighters who take offense to the notion that they can’t compete in such an arena. We never have and never will believe there is any merit to this form of idealism.