August 23, 2012

Hiring: Schizophrenics & Intellectually Disabled

For anyone wondering why America’s educational ranking in the world has declined so precipitously and continues to decline, here's a reason: Our obsession with “diversity,” “inclusiveness” and other multi-culti nonsense is sacrificing quality over quantity. Instead of raising performance levels to meet higher expectations, we lower expectations to meet low performance levels. 

And no one perpetuates this culture of low expectations better than government.

The US Justice Department, for example, is now affirmatively recruiting (i.e., deliberately looking to recruit) attorneys and staff with “targeted disabilities,” which include "psychiatric disability" and "severe intellectual disability" (see below).

We are now witnessing what President Obama likes to call the "fundamental transformation of America." This, as America goes from being a once remarkable and exceptional nation to being a nation of underachievers, who feel good about themselves.

PJ Media  |  August 22, 2012

Holder Justice Department Recruits Dwarfs, Schizophrenics, and the 'Intellectually Disabled'

By Christian Adams

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Atty General Eric Holder, VP Joe Biden, Secretary for Homeland Security Janet Napolitano

The PJ Tatler has obtained documents from the Justice Department detailing efforts to recruit attorneys and staff who are dwarfs or who have “psychiatric disabilities” or “severe intellectual disabilities.” On May 31, 2012, Assistant Attorney General Tom Perez issued a directive to affirmatively recruit people with these “targeted disabilities.” 

This DOJ policy does not merely involve prohibitions against discrimination, but rather the documents reveal deliberate recruitment efforts to hire as attorneys and staff for the Department of Justice people suffering from psychiatric disorders and intellectual disabilities. Moreover, applicants can “self-identify” their disability by means of the “Standard Form 256, Self Identification Disability.”

Those with “targeted disabilities” may be hired through a “non-competitive” appointment. That means they don’t have to endure the regular civil service competition among applicants, but can be plucked from the stack of resumes and hired immediately instead.

According to the documents, those with these “targeted disabilities” may be hired “before the position is advertised” and even “before the position’s closing date.” Moreover, lawyers with psychiatric disabilities and “severe intellectual” disabilities receive a waiver from the requirement that a new DOJ employee have practiced law for one year before being hired.

You can read the detailed Civil Rights Division “Hiring of Persons With Targeted Disabilities Policy” memo here.

You can also read PJ Media’s full report on the attorneys hired for the Justice Department Civil Rights Division from 2009-2010 here in the Every Single One series.

Speaking of preferences, here is another document, the entire “Operational Diversity Management Plan,” obtained by PJ Media. It should be fascinating to those interested in racial preferences in government policy.

Original article here.


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