Skip to comments.City must hire 111 bypassed black firefighter candidates, court rules
Posted on 05/13/2011 1:01:49 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
The Chicago Fire Department must hire 111 bypassed black firefighter candidates and distribute tens of millions of dollars in damages to 6,000 others who will never get that chance a federal appeals court ruled Friday, upholding a landmark ruling.
Last year, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled, in a 9-to-0 decision, that, contrary to the citys contention, African-American candidates hadnt waited too long before filing a lawsuit that accused the city of discriminating against them for the way it handled a 1995 firefighters entrance exam.
On Friday, the Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed that ruling and sent the case back to the trial court to implement what it called the hiring remedy the city has been stalling.
Plaintiffs attorney Joshua Karsh said the decision means Chicago must hire 111 African-American firefighters and adjust their pensions as if they had been on the job since 1995. Six-thousand others will share tens of millions of dollars in damages, Karsh said.
We won last June 9-to-0, which is unusual in a civil rights case, Karsh said. We then had the city raise a dispute on what the Supreme Courts opinion means. The Seventh Circuit agreed with us that hiring must now take place.
The city gave a test back in 1995 that did not measure the abillity to be a firefighter. It made it more than six times more likely that white applicants would be hired rather than African-Americans with no job-related justification. Nothing about getting a high score on that test predicted anything about whether youd be a superior firefighter.
When results from the 1995 entrance exam were disappointing for minorities, the city established a cutoff score of 89 and hired randomly from the top 1,800 well-qualified candidates.
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Dept of Ag “Black Farmer Suit”
There were allegations loans had been delayed to black farmers. Problem for the class action lowyaz was there were only 600 or so black farmers in the country; class action lawyers get a biiiig pay day only if there are tons of claimants, right? So they advertised, and told responding blacks that if they only had a POTTED plant then they were a WOULD-BE farmer; a person who would have been a farmer, but for the discriminatory lending policies of the Dept of Ag.
So the the lowyzaz boosted the number of black farmers to 100,000, and the class action attorneys collected 10 million dollars a piece.
Almost all of those “black farmers” collected 50,000$ or more.
The city gave a test back in 1995 that did not measure the abillity to be a firefighter. It made it more than six times more likely that white applicants would be hired rather than African-Americans with no job-related justification.”
I would like to see one of these biased tests.
So based on this fireman ruling, when will Eli Lilly, Johnson & Johnson, Abbott, etc. give me my retroactive pay / 401[k] lump sum contribution?
Tick, tock, tick, tock... I'm waiting!
Will that affect property insurance rates?
The city gave a test back in 1995 that did not measure the abillity to be a firefighter. It made it more than six times more likely that white applicants would be hired rather than African-Americans with no job-related justification.
Is there any important job where being intelligent isn’t an advantage?
Had an appropriate test been given, it probably would have resulted in the same outcome..........
With that being said, there's no mention of what the payout to the attorneys was............
>> The can’t pass the test because they can’t read.
No doubt a product of basic K12 eduction.
A better solution to improving results should be applied to public education.
I wonder how graduates of charter schools performed.