by La Shawn Barber
Posted 4/10/13, 10:50 am
Back in 2004 I read about a police department in Florida dropping the swimming requirement for officer candidates in order to attract more “diverse” recruits. I thought I’d heard everything. Why lower the standard of safety because it disproportionately affected blacks? A swimming requirement is racially neutral. Offer interested, non-swimming candidates lessons and help weaker swimmers improve before they apply. Or does the government think blacks are incapable of learning and improving?