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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 1 decade ago

Does anyone feel the Supreme Court decision in Ricci v. DeStefano was a victory for the civil rights movement?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    The Civil Rights movement was aimed to remove race from any part of the decision making process, thus allowing the best people to compete for the best job. The city of New Haven and its administration felt that race was a more important factor in selecting leadership in the firefighter ranks than actual experience and intelligence, which is a mockery of the Civil Rights movement.

    By the way, New Haven administered the exam after it was deemed "racially neutral." However, New Haven itself exposed itself to be racially driven instead of neutral, unlike the test they gave to the firefighters up for promotion. Personally, I want the best person on call to save lives, regardless of the color of his or her skin. Something tells me that just about everyone else would agree with me on that one as well.

    The Supreme Court ruling, which ended 5-4, ran down ideological lines, where the liberal justices felt race was a better qualifier than personal expertise. Remember that Sotomayor sided with New Haven and was unwilling to give a published reason behind their finding (she was part of a 3 judge panel who ruled in favor of the city over the firefighters).

    The Civil Rights movement was designed to promote people and allow for equal standing DESPITE race, NOT because of it. That has been forgotten by many people, mostly those who preach civil rights yet do not understand what civil rights truly means.

  • 4 years ago

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It was a victory for common sense.

    Does anybody complain about the best players being on the field in the NFL and the need for fair proportianal representation in regard to the race of the players?

    It is time for the whiners to STFU. They know who they are.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It's definately a victory for individual rights and for judging people on ability rather than race.

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  • 1 decade ago

    It was a victory for the oppressed white man.

  • 1 decade ago

    Yes. It proves that race shouldn't be the determining factor on who gets or doesn't get a promotion.

  • 1 decade ago

    Yes.

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    1 decade ago

    I think it was a step away from treating race with kid gloves.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    was the test relative to the job?

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    just more of the man tryin to keep a brother down wit all dat studyin an shi*

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