The more things change, the more they stay the same. From Bloomberg Law:
Baltimore County Accused of Racial Discrimination in Police Hiring
Posted Aug. 27, 2019, 1:49 PM
Baltimore County, Md., has engaged in a pattern of racial discrimination against African-American applicants for entry-level police officer and police cadet positions, the Justice Department alleges in a new federal lawsuit.
In case you are wondering, Baltimore County is the suburbs distinct from troubled Baltimore City.
Also in case you are wondering, this is the Trump Administration suing Baltimore County for disparate impact discrimination, not the Obama Administration.
Since 2013, the county has administered various versions of a written exam in the hiring process for these positions, according to the Justice Department. The tests included sections such as reading comprehension, vocabulary, grammar, logical ordering, and data interpretation.
Applicants must achieve a certain score on this test to continue in the selection process. African-American applicants have passed these exams at statistically significantly lower rates than white applicants …
Statistically significant! How often do cognitive tests find statistically significant differences between whites and blacks?
Like virtually every single time over the last 100 years in virtually every location?
I am told that in Bermuda, however, whites and blacks score similarly on IQ tests, so that’s an exception.