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Fire brigade 'discriminating against white men'
Telegraph.co.uk ^ | Jan 26, 08 | Richard Savill

Posted on 01/26/2008 7:31:27 PM PST by camerakid400

A fire brigade has been accused of pursuing a policy of discrimination after it excluded white men from part of a recruitment drive.

Only women and people from ethnic minorities are allowed to attend four of the five open days being held by Avon Fire Service to attract new recruits.

The brigade has been criticised after recruitment days were restricted to women and ethnic minorities

The fire brigade said it was targeting specific groups because currently 97 per cent of its 921 employees are white men.

But MPs, serving firefighters and race relations groups questioned whether it was acting illegally by pursuing positive discrimination.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: discrimination; diversity; firemen; race; whitemen

1 posted on 01/26/2008 7:31:30 PM PST by camerakid400
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To: camerakid400

Stupid.

When your house is burning down you don’t want some chick from Vietnam on the job just because she’s a chick from Vietnam.


2 posted on 01/26/2008 7:37:08 PM PST by Jaysun (It's outlandishly inappropriate to suggest that I'm wrong.)
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To: camerakid400
Image hosted by Photobucket.com theres a lot to be said for an all volunteer fire department...
3 posted on 01/26/2008 7:39:10 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: camerakid400
positive discrimination

Oxymoron.

4 posted on 01/26/2008 7:40:29 PM PST by CaptRon (Pedicaris alive or Raisuli dead)
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To: Jaysun
BOHICA. Socially engineered self-guilt coming to a neighborhood near you.

While it's still there.


5 posted on 01/26/2008 7:40:31 PM PST by Viking2002 (Waterboarding the Left every chance I get.)
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To: camerakid400

They’ve been doing this in Canada for years. The interesting thing is, I have rarely seen a firefighter who is not a white male, so it can’t be working too well.


6 posted on 01/26/2008 7:52:04 PM PST by Catholic Canadian ( I love Stephen Harper!)
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To: camerakid400

If it was the other way round it’d be called racist ... why isn’t this?????


7 posted on 01/26/2008 8:30:58 PM PST by SkyDancer ("There is no distinctly Native American criminal class...save Congress - Mark Twain")
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To: SkyDancer

When the present guvner of Maryland was Mayor of Balmur it was discovered that an entire recruitment class of white males ‘snuck’ into the academy. Heads started to roll and trying to convince the powers that be that classes were usually formed months in advance and a lot of people originally selected went on to other jobs rather than wait was wasted on deaf ears.
Well, the libs snapped into action and next thing you know, the NEXT class was virtually composed entirely of non white males.
The best part was when they were trying to interview the minority citizens of Baltimore and get some disparaging remarks, most of them were in the vein ‘Honey, I am 350 pounds of fun and if my a$$ were in danger of burning up all I want to see at the top of the ladder is someone that can haul me out and I really don’t give a hoot what color or sex it is....’


8 posted on 01/26/2008 9:05:42 PM PST by xrmusn
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