Skip to comments.Chicago settles reverse discrimination lawsuit
Posted on 03/13/2009 2:38:23 PM PDT by reaganaut1
CHICAGO - After years of legal wrangling, 75 white firefighters will share a $6 million settlement reached with the city of Chicago in a reverse discrimination lawsuit filed over a 1986 lieutenants' exam.
Concerned the exam discriminated against black firefighters, the city "race normed" the test's results. A jury later found the test was fair, a decision the U.S. Supreme Court upheld on appeal.
City law department spokeswoman Jennifer Hoyle said Tuesday the $6 million is on the "low end" of what the city might have wound up paying.
Firefighters' attorney Linda Friedman said a group of 100 other white firefighters previously received tens of millions of dollars and benefits in a separate settlement in the same lawsuit.
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In the early 1990s the City of Sacramento had a racist Hispanic Mayor (Serna) and Chief of Police (Venegas) who purged the upper ranks of police captains of european-american males in order to promote non-europeans. It was so blatant that the european-americans sued and won one of the very first anti-european discrimination suits on the nation. But Sacramento remains one of the most virulently anti-european-american-male places in the USSA.
I applaud the ruling which correctly shows how “affirmative action” is discriminatory, but it ALWAYS winds up where taxpayers have to pay for the illegal conduct of elected officials. I believe that if we could hold the elected people PERSONALLY ACCOUNTABLE/LIABLE for the damage they do when inventing un-Constitutional laws, then we would be far along in making these asshats think twice when they abandon common sense and embark on paying off constituencies with taxpayer dollars for votes (although un-Constitutional laws are what they use).