ABC News reports that a man who sued for discrimination, when he was denied a job as a police officer based on too high an IQ, has lost his appeal. He was denied on grounds that the same standards were applied to everyone who took the test, hence no discrimination.
He sued in 1996 when he scored about 33 points, about a 125 IQ, and was told he was too smart to be on the New London police force. The New London police interviewed only candidates who scored 20 to 27, on the theory that those who scored too high could get bored with police work and leave soon after undergoing costly training.
What I’d like to know is why it took them since 1996 to come up with this moronic a decision? Couldn’t they have thought of this lame idea almost immediately.
“This kind of puts an official face on discrimination in America against people of a certain class,” Jordan said today from his Waterford home. “I maintain you have no more control over your basic intelligence than your eye color or your gender or anything else.”
Jordon does not plan to take any further legal action.