He is correct in wanting the hiring standards to be the same regardless of race. Hiring, or admitting into school, based on qualifications should be the ONLY!!! basis. To do otherwise, destroys all credibility and reputation of all blacks, regardless of whatever score they got.
Like it or not, if there are lower standards to hire Blacks into the DAyton police department, then forever more, everyone in the community will assume that the/all black Dayton police officers are stupid, less smart than whites.
This is unfortunate for the blacks who had high test scores, because they will be lumped into the “dumb pool”, since it will be public knowledge and everyone will know that the black cops got lower scores.
Affirmative action did the same thing. Nobody wants to hire a black lawyer or a black surgeon, etc, who got accepted into school with lower grades and lower test scores. Hiring lower scoring blacks, and hiring because of affirmative action, results in the public never knowing if the person was hired because of his skin color.
These racist policies really really hurt the otherwise smart, intelligent, high scoring, qualified blacks because we cant distinguish if any particular black is in the job because he is qualified, or because of skin color, and if we cant tell the difference, it is best to skip all of them - why take a chance?
There is** group A**, and there is group B. Everyone in group A got high scores. Half of group B got low scores. Without knowing any individual score, from which group would you hire someone?