Brickbat: Strict Limits


British police
Roman Zaremba /

In the United Kingdom, the West Midlands police department has paused applications for promotions after white male officers said the process discriminates against them. In seven of the last eight rounds of applications, half of all slots were reserved for women and racial minorities. The eighth round did not set aside a specific number of slots, but women and minorities were allowed to apply prior to white men, and many of the slots were filled before white men could even apply.