If blacks and Hispanics are "disproportionately" affected by anything, it's automatically racist under the "disparate impact" theory. Reading, Never mind that the "impact" may fit the reality... blacks and Hispanics are just dumber. Is arithmetic racist? Are English and science and art? These might seem like stupid questions, but—speaking of stupid—a federal judge says the answer is yes, they are, and slapped New York City with a judgment that could cost the school system hundreds of millions. The case involves a 16-year-old lawsuit, a handful of unqualified teachers who tried to cast their own failures as a civil-rights violation—and the lefty lawyers who have abetted their cause. Would-be teachers in New York must pass a state exam called the Liberal Arts and Sciences Test, or LAST, to demonstrate a basic grasp of English, math, history and science.