It’s Not Nice to Fool With Liberal Pretensions
Oh the games liberals play! Only in Miami is being Hispanic not sufficient for minority status. What is a hustler to do? Captain Ortiz, at various times has claimed to be white and Hispanic. The shit hit the fan when he claimed to be a black male. Silly shit, he could have avoided all this controversy. All he needed to do was take it one step further, claim status as a black trans-female, lesbian.
Had he done that he would be Chief of Police instead of a candidate for the unemployment line.
They say a picture is worth a 1000 words. This may put this controversy into context.
It is so complicated being politically correct. A police officer is wrong if he imposes his view of an individual’s sexuality or race. Individuals are allowed to self identify and the officer is expected to go with the flow.
When that same officer decides to take a promotional examination, he/she/it is required to specify race and sex. This is done so that the department can discriminate against white males. Acceptable minorities go into an examination with a point advantage over less acceptable candidates. Merit is therefore offset. In this instance, what is good for the public: self identifying, is not available to the cops.
I have participated in police promotional exams from both sides as a candidate, designer and assessor. I accept the fact that tests can be constructed with a racial and cultural bias. They can also be designed with minimal bias. To me that is the goal, rather than injecting bias into the scoring system.
At any rate, here is an excerpt from discussion between Capt Ortiz and his interrogators.
“Okay, as a man I stand by it,” Ortiz said.
“When did you have this, uh, you know, uh, coming to with God moment that you were black?” Carollo pressed. “When did God tell you that?”
“Well, I learned that there’s some people in my family that are mixed and that are black,” Ortiz said.
“I see,” Carollo said.
“Let’s not talk about the degree of blackness,” Hardemon said.
“Oh, no, you’re blacker than me, that’s obvious,” Ortiz said. “And if you know anything about the one-drop rule, which started in the 20th century, which is what identifies and defines … what a black male is, or a negro, you would know that if you have one drop of black in you, you are considered black.
“You are probably black too, Joe,” Ortiz told Carollo.
He also alleged “half of my family is Jewish, you probably didn’t know that either.”
Just in case there is any confusion, let me be clear. In my view, everybody who participated in this hearing, is a shit head. There are no victims, just opportunists, political whores and race baiters.
Captain Ortiz wasn’t suspended for claiming to be black. He was suspended for making liberals look ridiculous.
To find committed racists and bigots just hang with a liberal.