Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau resigned abruptly Friday amid growing criticism from the public and the City Council following the fatal police shooting of Justine Damond.

The chief’s departure came at the request of Mayor Betsy Hodges, who promptly nominated Assistant Chief Medaria Arradondo, a 28-year veteran of the force, to replace Harteau. The move ended Harteau’s 4½-year run as the first woman and first openly gay person to head the department.

Clearly, this “commitment to diversity” displayed by Hodges, Harteau and the city of Minneapolis was what put a poorly-trained police officer on the streets, and led to the untimely death of Namond.

Affirmative Action policies have more than enough problems; at their core, they encourage people to seek easy access rather than actually becoming qualified. This ends up rewarding unqualified candidates with positions, lowers performance standards, and makes everyone less accountable for failures on the job.  These policies rear their ugly heads in places like college admissions, workplace hiring, and military training, putting unqualified candidates in roles they would not ordinarily be able to attain with their own talents.  It is sad that it takes the case of Officer Noor to focus attention on the problem of Affirmative Action; he likely would have never been on the force at all if it wasn’t for the “community outreach” programs pushed by Mayor Hodges.

But don’t tell that to liberal media like Vox and Think Progress; they still found a way to race-bait and blame white people for their reaction to the facts surrounding the Noor incident:

While many people — including some Black Lives Matter activists — criticized the shooting, very few defended Noor in the same way they have stood up for police officers in previous incidents. Not many articles focused on nitpicking the lack of information we have to try to weaken the case against the police. There’s been little to no victim blaming.

The difference in reaction is alarming. But it’s not unexpected. The research suggests much of America really does react differently to tragedies involving white victims than black ones. We are seeing that play out in real time in the response to Damond’s death.