California is going down the drain, and something must be done. We need citizens with brains. To that end, I have prepared this quiz.
Question 1: You are the principal of a Catholic school, and your school needs more teachers. You are in charge of hiring and firing. Into your office strides James, a nice, clean-cut young man of 25. He is a Catholic; he has an excellent resume. You hire him. The next morning, he shows up for school in a dress and informs his students that he wishes to be called Regina. When you hear about the James/Regina situation, you should: a) fire him, realizing that you will lose both students and moral credibility if you continue to keep him on staff; b) admonish him and explain that if he interviewed as James, you expect him to teach as James; c) laugh until you bust a gut; d) give him a raise and explain to parents that James/Regina will help children heighten their tolerance and sensitivity toward transgendered people.
Answer 1: D. On Aug. 2, Gov. Gray Davis signed AB 196 into law. AB 196 prohibits discrimination in employment and housing against those whose "perceived gender characteristics are different from those traditionally associated with the individual's sex at birth."
Question 2: A year from now, you are driving on the freeway when you are rear-ended by a broken-down 1971 Chevy pickup. You immediately pull over to the shoulder, as does the perpetrator. You exit your car and ask the Chevy driver if he is all right. Signaling that he does not understand English, he turns to one of his five middle-aged male passengers riding in the bed of the truck. They converse fluently in Spanish. It is fair to assume that: a) the driver has no car insurance; b) the driver has a driver's license; c) all the men in the truck are familiar with the Mexican national anthem; d) you should get back in your car and drive away before a large, tattooed man wearing a bandana gets out of the back of the truck.
Answer 2: B. If Gray Davis remains in office, he promises to sign legislation giving illegal immigrants driver's licenses. Even if Davis gets the boot, he will probably sign the bill before he goes. By the way, you should be ashamed if your answer was a, c or d, you racist!