January 09, 2006

Minority sues for being hired over more qualified people

More race-based lunacy, this time from across the pond:

A black police bodyguard who protected the Duchess of Cornwall has won $70,000 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. (My emphasis.)

I immediately thought of what Kim Swygert noted: Anyone want to take bets on when we see the first lawsuit filed by a US student who flunked out of college because of being admitted (at least partially) on race -- that they were, in essence, "over-promoted" which led them to "certain failure"?

I'd say it's the next logical step in race-based advocate philosophy -- except that there's nothing logical about it.

Posted by Hube at January 9, 2006 04:23 PM | TrackBack

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Thanks for this one....made my day!!!
A real hoot and a hlf...god help us all.

I am a left winger who wants to say NO NO NO to PC idiocy, not on my watch!

Posted by: at January 9, 2006 06:31 PM

If they skipped giving him training that the white officers got, yet still held him to the same standards, I'd say he has a case. The article doesn't have enough info to figure it out, though. Oh well, it's probably just as stupid as it sounds.

Posted by: at January 9, 2006 09:18 PM

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