White Applicants Locked Out Of FDNY Preparation Class

March 5, 2012 at 12:20 pm

Raaaaaacist! No snark intended.

(CBS NewYork)Applicants are letting loose on the FDNY, saying the department engages in reverse discrimination.

There were hurt feelings and racial tensions as white applicants were left standing outside a prep class on Wednesday night, reports CBS 2’s Lou Young.

“Whoever’s name is not on the list is not getting in, so were just following orders. That’s just the way it is,” the applicants were told.

Joseph Basile was one of those who didn’t get in.

“It wasn’t a good feeling. It felt like it was discrimination,” Basile said.

The class was conducted by the Vulcan Society, a group of African American firefighters in an overwhelmingly white department. Many applicants who were turned away preregistered online on forms that did not ask for their race, which made for testy moment.

“What would Martin Luther King do?” one agitated applicant asked.

Many applicants were referred to the Vulcan Society test by Deputy Chief Paul Mannix, who heads a group called “Merit Matters,” which calls for even-handed entry requirements regardless of race. He said it wasn’t a stunt.

“We feel that for your best opportunity to do well on the test the Vulcan’s test is a good test. They hit the nail on the head last time with those unique types of questions,” Mannix said.
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Scandalous! Holder Forgoes Citizen Safety In Favor Of Affirmative Action

Scandalous! Holder Forgoes Citizen Safety In Favor Of Affirmative Action

March 1, 2012 at 8:15 am

“In 2011 affirmative action is not only racism, but denigrates the professional and outstanding achievements of Americans who happen to ‘belong’ to ‘groups’ OFFICIALLY BRANDED AS TOO ‘BURDENED’ TO SUCCEED ON THEIR OWN” –Click me.

Washington Times:

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.’s obsession with racial grievance-mongering could get Americans burnt to a crisp in their own homes. That’s because his Justice Department is trying to force the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) to hire flunkies who got 70 percent wrong on a basic, fire-related multiple-choice, open-book test.The exam was used to screen applicants to the fire academy. More than 90 percent of black and Hispanic test-takers passed, which isn’t enough for liberals addicted to affirmative action. At Justice’s urging, federal district Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis threw out FDNY’s test results – blocking admittance to all successful blacks and Hispanics – and ordered a complicated process to admit more minorities.

On Feb. 28, Thomas E. Perez, assistant attorney general for the Civil Rights Division, submitted a proposed order for damages for rejected applicants who scored 25 or higher on the 85-question exams. New York’s taxpayers would be forced to pay compensation to the flunkies to make up for years of seniority supposedly lost when the city chose not to hire them. Minority rejects also would receive seniority over firemen who had been working all the while.

Highlighting the unreasonableness of this scandal is how low the threshold was. On one exam, the first 11 questions – related to a picture of a fire scene – asked how many firefighters were on hand, the number of fire hydrants in view, what the street address was and what floor had a person standing in the window.

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