The Thin Non-White Line


White men who want to join Great Britain's largest police force, the Metropolitan Police, may have to wait up to three years to try. The government wants 25% of officers to be nonwhite by 2009, up from 7% today. So it's giving higher priority to those with "knowledge or experience of a community group" in admissions to its training center. Officials say if that doesn't get them to their target, they may have to adopt quotas.