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Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Discrimination Against White Men

Force admits rejecting white men

Gloucestershire police force has admitted illegally rejecting 108 job applicants because they were white men.

The Police Federation said the force has been trying to recruit more female officers and more people from ethnic minorities to meet a government target.

What amazes me is they actually admitted discriminating against white men. There are people out there who say such discrimination cannot possibly happen because "white men have it all." Reality checks like this are, of course, wasted on such people.

But one of the unsuccessful applicants, Matt Powell took legal action and has been awarded £2,500 by a tribunal.

Mr Powell, 30, said he became suspicious when he was told he had been "randomly deselected".

A tribunal actually awarded money to a white man alleging discrimination. With as politically correct as this world is becoming, this blows me away. Cases like this do not fit the accepted "wisdom" that "white men are evil oppressors with the world at their feet" and "everyone else is a sweet, innocent victim of white male oppression." Newsflash: white men can be wronged too.

By the way, has anyone ever heard of "random deselection" before? I would think if a police force was looking for the most qualified applicants, they would not choose to randomly disregard applications. Of course, we know the deselection in this case was hardly random.

The case comes six months after Avon and Somerset Police admitted it had illegally rejected almost 200 applications from white men for the same reason.

Apparently, such discrimination has happened elsewhere.

Police are under pressure to meet the government target, set in 1999, that by 2009, 7% of police officers in England and Wales should be from ethnic minority groups.

In September 2005, only 1.6% of Gloucestershire Police officers were black or Asian.


Earlier this year, Gloucestershire's Assistant Chief Constable Michael Matthews admitted 'positive action' had been taken to recruit more women and from ethnic minorities.

"It is essential in a democratic policing environment to ensure that under-represented groups are prioritised in our recruitment drives," he said.

I have never heard a compelling reason for why the presence of minorities is so important there ought to be goals (read: quotas) for their recruitment. Just because some Assistant Chief Constable says it is does not mean I believe it. I do not see so-called underrepresentation as a "problem," but then again, I think outside of the politically correct prison so many others have incarcerated themselves in.

Mr Powell's solicitor, Nigel Tillott, said: "The impact of this is that it is now clear how far public authorities can go in positive action.

"What they cannot do is discriminate against white males when it comes to job applications."

What makes preferring minorities in recruitment inherently positive? Oops! I have forgotten I am to accept this without question. The politically correct gods have spoken.


Blogger Rich Bansha said...

Strange as it may seem, this is bad news for men of every race. We want the police to discriminate against white men. It is in our interest that the quality of police recruits erodes.

As it stands now, the police are morally worse than the so-called criminals they abuse. The police attract violent sociopaths who live to hassle people. So far, they have succeeded in recruiting souless creatures that are good at mayhem and destruction. They do the Devil's work very efficiently.

I speculate that more blacks means more cops who simply want a steady job. They will be doing it for the money and not for the love of clubbing people like harp seals. More women means more cops that innocent Joe Blow can overpower or out run. It also means more bungled investigations and more police time spent on fighting sexual harassment within the depatment. As a result, the rest of us will be much safer.

9:27 PM  
Blogger NYMOM said...

"...As it stands now, the police are morally worse then the so-called criminals they abuse..."

In that case, don't bother calling them when you're in trouble...handle it yourself or call some criminal to help you out...see how that works out for you.

4:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Being a bachelor is a BADGE OF HONOR these days. Only foolish men get married. Stay single, have fun overseas and protect your assets.

Never trust a woman.

At least you don't have to worry about the horrors of divorce, child support, spousal support and what it does to men.

There is absolutely NO REASON why sane men would get married in westernized societies.

11:53 PM  
Blogger Rich Bansha said...

Note to nymom:

Calling a cop is the LAST thing I would ever do in an emergency.

The last time I was supposed to call a cop happened last year. I got T-boned on a left turn. Both she, the other driver, and I were okay. Good Luck. She had no insurance and her hood was a bit crumpled from the impact. She might have been an illegal. Though I did have insurance, I knew that the rise in my premium would offset anything I collected for my damages. A rear fender and door? Nah.

When it came time to exchange phone numbers and call the cops, I said, "Forget it. Let's just call it a bad day." She was delighted. My guess is that she would have been deported and I would have been cited for littering because my window glass was all over the street. I call that a WIN/WIN.

4:00 AM  
Blogger NYMOM said...


Of course, it worked out for you but we have millions of illegals running around this country right now and that's a big part of the reason. It works out for an individual in a short-term situation like that to ignore one of them, but for the country as a whole it doesn't...

Her driving w/o having insurance could have cost our society as a whole if you (or even she) had been seriously injured. Who would have paid for the medical costs of that???? Other innocent people who follow the rules and pay for insurance, that's who...

Police actually catch a lot of dangerous criminals through routine traffic stops...even one of the 19 hyjackers who flew those planes into the World Trade Center was stopped by an officer in a routine traffic stop...Imagine if he had been linked via a computer and had been able to look up this guy's internal record...maybe the whole plot could have unraveled.

So I'm happy you saved money on your insurance premium but everyone thinking like you can eventually destroy an entire society...

5:50 AM  
Blogger NYMOM said...

"internal record"

I meant to say international record.

5:51 AM  
Blogger Rich Bansha said...

Oh great! Just what we need for a fine police state. Dossiers on everyone on the planet in an easily hacked database. Maybe its just me, but I don't like the idea of a government surviellence camera in my bathroom. Call me a prude if you like.

There are other ways to look at the insurance thing. Here's one. You buy a car, you take a chance. We don't have to stop at serious injury. What if she had killed me or herself? Try to collect on your comprehensive policy from the grave. A car, like any other large piece of machinery carries risk for whoever uses it. You literally put your very life in the hands of strangers when you get on the road. No insurance policy makes it safer. At best, it reduces the financial cost of mistakes. It does nothing for the risk.

As for the illegals, I welcome them as friends. They only want what we all want, a decent chance for a decent life. You want them to carry auto and medical insurance? Stop making them illegal. They will go along to get along. That is all they want. I don't begrudge them.

2:09 AM  

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