Ricci v. DeStefano: The Final Thread

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    Sitting back to take in the whole forest I would conclude the following.

    There is little debating the fact that the city of New Haven found themselves between a rock and a hard place and no matter what they did, they were likely to have a lawsuit on their hands. The only difference is that if they certified the exams and promoted accordingly, they would have successfully defended this decision against any legal challenge. They went to painstaking lengths to do everything required specifically to withstand any such allegations. This is the part that puzzles me. They had to know this beforehand. Yet they still chose to go with screwing the white guys, aware of the fact that it was the more legally risky choice. Perhaps they wanted to avoid the media frenzy and Al Sharpton soup-boxing that would have accompanied the right choice. I'm not really sure what that says about us, but I don't think I like it.
     
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    Or maybe she was scared to pick a side that could be used against her at confirmation hearings, should she be fortunate enough to be nominated to the SC. :eusa_whistle:
     
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    And in doing so elected to go with the obviously racist option. Don't you just love the irony?
     
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    How did they know beforehand?

    A federal district judge and a court of appeals ruled they acted properly. You think when they decided what to do it was obvious what would happen???
     
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    If they didn't know that certifying the results was the less legally risky choice, they weren't thinking rationally IMO. You're welcome to form your own opinion about that.
     
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    you and i see it, but most do not see racism if it is towards whites, especially white men
     
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    That is incredibly stupid. It was impossible to predict which action was "less legally risky". The one they chose is completely rational.
     
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    Why is it that Republicans only decry perceived racism when its against whites?

    Whens the last time you spoke out against racism against blacks Yurt?
     
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    :lol:

    You're funny. It's incredibly stupid apparently to have a different opinion than Nik. :rofl:

    Even more so if your opinion is validated by the eventual outcome! :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
     
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    Its not an opinion thats different than mine, its a stupid opinion on its merits.

    Saying that they should have known that a policy that was upheld in TWO different federal courts was obviously going to fail is an incredibly stupid thing to say.
     

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