FAA Workforce Was "Too White", Obama Admin "Sacrificed Safety At The Altar Of Political Correctness"

As if it needed saying, "The Airport Control Tower Is No Place For Racial Redress" but as The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board member Jason Riley exclaimed this week, that is exactly what the Obama administration appears to have done the Obama FAA grounded qualified candidates in the name of social  justice.

The FAA seems to believe that having diverse air traffic controllers is more important than having good ones and seems unwilling to defend its hiring practices.

As Fox News reports,  the FAA has for decades been one of the most trusted institutions in government and for good reason. Commercial air travel has been the safest in the world in part because of the FAA's high standards. But under the Obama administration that began to change radically without anybody paying attention.

Michael Pearson, an attorney suing the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) told "Tucker Carlson Tonight" host Tucker Carlson that during the Obama administration, the FAA replaced the previous hiring standards with rules designed to increase diversity among air traffic controllers.

“A group within the FAA, including the human resources function within the FAA -- the National Black Coalition of Federal Aviation Employees -- determined that the workforce was too white,” Pearson told Carlson.

“They had a concerted effort through the Department of Transportation in the Obama administration to change that.”

“This is social engineering at its finest,” he added.

The Obama administration pressured the FAA to meet abstract diversity goals. Nobody bothered to explain why diversity is a relevant criterion for air traffic controllers. No one will explain it now.

Fox News reports that, starting in 2014, the FAA added a biographical questionnaire to the application process. Applicants with a lower aptitude in science got preference over applicants who had scored excellent in science. Applicants who had been unemployed for the previous three years got more points than licensed pilots got. In other words, the FAA actively searched for unqualified air traffic controllers.

Today Fox News reports it obtained new information, it is an internal email written by an executive at the firm that devised the FAA's biographical questionnaire.

In that email, the executive admits that the test he devised has nothing to do with finding the best air traffic controllers. If you want good air traffic controllers, find people with experience, that was his advice. The FAA ignored this and used the biographical screen anyway. They appeared not to care about finding the best air traffic controllers. As Fox News notes, compared to diversity, your safety meant nothing to them.

Fox News reached out to Greg Martin, who is the FAA's top spokesman and got no answer.

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However, WSJ's Riley has a more pertinent question: "why isn’t Trump moving to reverse?"

"The most shocking thing to me is that nobody in that room when this change was decided - not the secretary of transportation, not the head of the FAA - raised his hand and said that we’re talking about airline safety here,” said William Perry Pendley of the Mountain States Legal Foundation, a public-interest law firm that is representing Mr. Brigida and other plaintiffs in a discrimination lawsuit against the federal government.

“We’re not talking about somebody driving a truck. We’re talking about somebody guiding an aircraft into snowbound Chicago.”

Equally shocking is the revelation that the Trump administration is fighting in court to preserve the Obama-era policy. Like its predecessor, this administration is ignoring the fact that thousands of people who dedicated years of their lives to getting the proper schooling - in some cases incurring significant debt - only to see the rules changed in the middle of the game. Moreover, the changes weren’t to streamline the process or improve safety but rather to achieve what the government decided (for now) is the “right” racial mix.

The Trump administration should be returning to a sensible system that prioritizes objective measures of competence. After all, being a controller means making life-or-death decisions on a regular basis. Instead, the administration has opted to preserve a policy that in practice amounts to thinly disguised discrimination in the service of boosting the number of minority air-traffic controllers.

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And finally, in case you were wondering just how racist the author of this story must be to even dare to mention the fact that the Obama administration appears to have placed diversity above passenger safety, here is WSJ's Jason Riley



Keyser CRM114 Thu, 06/07/2018 - 22:54 Permalink

Besides to obvious attempt to impact the quality of the ATC system in the US by Obozo and his buddies, there has not been an increase in ATC related accidents throughout the system during this time... This is either a testament to the training that ATC controllers go through or the fact that these "social justice" hires have been assigned to duty stations like Bismark, ND, where they get 6 flights a day... My guess is the later...

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Cardinal Fang Keyser Thu, 06/07/2018 - 23:12 Permalink

I guarantee that all of the less qualified candidates have left their positions voluntarily. That is why it is not a factor. They are not there.

The FAA ATC pipeline is when you are 'done' with your ATC job, you are automatically sent to the top of the list for any other Federal job.

The whole point of the exercise was not to change the racial makeup of the FAA.

The point was to give yet another hiring advantage to blacks through this program.

I am telling you that none of those hired this way are in the ATC system.

They are sprinkled all throughout the federal workforce.

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Beam Me Up Scotty jcaz Thu, 06/07/2018 - 20:17 Permalink

When are we going to tell the NFL and the NBA that the proportion of blacks to whites isn't what the population density at large is, and start hiring short white guys with small penises to work in those leagues?????  We need more short slow white guys in those leagues who can't dunk don't we????  Maybe even a few white handicapped women as well!!

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William Dorritt Fish Gone Bad Fri, 06/08/2018 - 12:12 Permalink

"Fish Gone Bad ACP Thu, 06/07/2018 - 18:59 Permalink

I'm surprised the Awans or Muslim Brotherhood didn't get to infect this system as well."


Who says they didn't ???


BTW DOJ just plea bargained the Awans, bet they don't have to testify against any Dems on Capitol Hill or Hilary's server mirrored in Pakistan with the rest of the classified servers in Congress.

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Decoherence ACP Fri, 06/08/2018 - 09:22 Permalink

This happened at the airlines long ago.  If you’re a women / minority you take priority over a white male pilot who has 3X the ability.  Technological advancements in the cockpit is the only reason more mishaps and deaths haven’t occured.  Making the weak strong by making the strong weak is a tell tale sign we have failed as a nation, and we will collectively go down in flames.  IQ gaps are a real problem that lefties continually lie about, despite the fact you can go to a government website - Journal of Medicine, and read the breakdown for yourself.  Darwin and Broca have been proven correct and no scientist can talk about it.  

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dot.dot Mactruck Thu, 06/07/2018 - 20:06 Permalink

This story could have been written about any career field where affirmative action is practiced.  Qualified white guys get the shaft while useless, lazy, and unqualified blacks get the job and the job is either not done or done very poorly.  All in the name of social justice.  Fuck it if the white man suffers. s/

What makes this even more unnerving is the fact our white forefathers built ALL the infrastructure and invented EVERYTHING you see around you -every f_ck'n thing.  The blacks have not contributed anything of any significance.  For the most part this country was built despite the negro drag on the economy (welfare, disproportionate and wanton crime & AA programs).  The negroes even protested all the money going into the project to put a man on the moon.  They were pissed the money wasn't being pissed away on them.


Just compare our rotting negro-infested cities to the great cities of Europe (which are just now being destroyed by the darkies).  Most European cities are very clean.  What is the major diff?  A lack of negro undertow.

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SoDamnMad dot.dot Fri, 06/08/2018 - 00:27 Permalink

The first affirmative action bill got signed by John Kennedy. Look how far we have NOT come in the last 45 years.  Pushed up the ranks not because of education and qualifications but because of "skin color".  Now let me qualify this statement because Many blacks and minorities had gut busted their studies and life styles to get ahead and ARE VERY QUALIFIED while a greater percentage moved up and ahead of more qualified simply because they showed up.  And it is not getting any better.

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chubbar Mactruck Thu, 06/07/2018 - 21:01 Permalink

Well for fucks sake! Does it REALLY need to be said? You don't pick people for jobs by skin color, hair color, nail color, or any other fucking stupid metric. Christ, when the fuck are these libtards going to wake the fuck up? Hire people by how good they do the fucking JOB, what their talents are and how motivated they are. This shit just needs to stop!

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Hmmm... Mactruck Thu, 06/07/2018 - 23:32 Permalink


" Black people would still be living in mud huts and eating each other if it wasn't for the white man  "


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serotonindumptruck JackMeOff Thu, 06/07/2018 - 20:25 Permalink

Tucker is delving into dangerous political territory.

A White person who publicly speaks out against what the average White person instinctively knows as a matter of fact can effectively destroy a White person's career.

Just watch a few videos of the melanin-enhanced natives who descend from Africa in their multi-generational civilized environment.





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chubbar serotonindumptruck Thu, 06/07/2018 - 21:05 Permalink

Yes, your point is accurate, but it's time to stand the fuck UP against these idiots. When this shit first started it didn't seem important to point out the obvious. Now, we are seeing so many stupid fucks adopting this position that it is IMPERATIVE that we stop this shit from spreading! No one should think that someone should be advanced, hired or otherwise considered for a job unless they can actually do the fucking job and I might add, do it better than the person not hired! These libtards are so fucking stupid it hurts!

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William Dorritt buzzsaw99 Fri, 06/08/2018 - 11:43 Permalink

Guesstimate, 30-40% of the Govt Employees in DC are Jews, totally disproportionate to their percentage of the population.

This includes the FBI and DOJ especially in the management positions.

Don't think Academia and Union Bosses will yield numbers any different. Same goes for the Bank Oligopoly.

Hollyweird Management and the Oligarch Media probably in the 80% range.

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William Dorritt buzzsaw99 Fri, 06/08/2018 - 11:56 Permalink

Blacks are a tool used by the left

to move White Christian Males out of the way and vote in Socialist Laws and Policies in the name of racial justice.

So the question is who are the left?

  • 50% of all donations to the Dems are from Jews.
  • 25% of the donations to the Reps are from Jews.
  • 3% of the US population are Jews,
  • who have accumulated est 40% of the wealth in the US in a few decades.
  • 90% + all Muslims vote Dem
  • 90% of all Blacks
  • 85% + of all Jews
  • 60% + of all Mex Americans
  • 50 % of all stupid white women who hate their fathers, brothers and sons
  • Stupid White Male Union Members who have been nearly exterminated under NAFTA, China WTO but follow the orders of Uncle Joe Biden at election time for a few crumbs

The Jerusalem Post By JEREMY SHARON 09/27/2016
"US Jews contribute half of all donations to the Democratic Party"

"American Jewish liberalism and association with the Democratic party is showing no signs of abatement, despite many predictions to the contrary since Ronald Reagan’s presidency, according to Troy’s research, which is being published by the Ruderman Family Foundation's Program for American Jewish Studies at the University of Haifa."


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Karaio Thu, 06/07/2018 - 19:59 Permalink

O que não entendo é que, os gays são 3%, como podem ter tanta influência?

Os negros, 15%, ibidem!

Não, não dá para entender...