Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Affirmative action and the Peter Principle

"Affirmative action" (AMAKA* racial preferences) is a destructive policy because it artificially puts people in poisitions beyond their level of ability and competence and thus sets them up to fail. It damages them individually and as a group, but it allows the politically correct to feel good about themselves at the expense of the affected in a bit of self-righteousness. Of course it's not all about fake moral superiority, it's also a vote-buying scheme, but that's another subject for another time.

You had to wonder when someboidy was going to think of suing for the damages caused by their having "benefitted" from affirmative action. The amazing thing is that it wasn't a US trial lawyer who first thought of this:

A black police bodyguard who protected the Duchess of Cornwall has won $70,000 [Australian, or around US$53,000] compensation after suing Scotland Yard for "over-promoting" him because of political correctness.

Sgt Leslie Turner--the first black personal protection officer to guard the royal family--will receive the "racial discrimination" payout after reaching an out-of-court settlement with London's Metropolitan Police.

His representatives argued he landed the prestigious job as Camilla's bodyguard only because he was black.

It was claimed that as a result of being over-promoted and not receiving proper training and support, Sgt Turner made mistakes which led to him being re-assigned.

Okay, it's only January 10, but this gets my vote for Story of the Year unless something really good comes along.

* AMAKA = Also more accurately known as


At 5/16/2006 2:57 AM, Blogger Passion said...

Interesting writeup.
I think we need AA till 80% of marriages in America are inter-racial.


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