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EEOC: Austin fire dept. discriminated (against blacks and Hispanics) when hiring
Associated Press ^ | September 18, 2013

Posted on 09/27/2013 8:40:27 PM PDT by reaganaut1

AUSTIN, Texas — The Austin Fire Department discriminated against some minority job applicants, a federal review has found.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which looked at the department's hiring practices since 2012, notified city officials in a letter received Monday, the Austin American-Statesman reported (http://bit.ly/1bqW7fb ).

City officials learned of the review in April and said they welcomed the objective oversight.

The EEOC found that some black applicants were discriminated against because of their race and some Hispanics faced discrimination due to their national origins.

"The letter does not say that the city intended to discriminate against any individual or group, but rather that the difference in pass rates between African-Americans and whites was the unintended effect of a neutral testing process," the city contends in a news release.

Fire Chief Rhoda Mae Kerr said in a memo Tuesday to department personnel that the city will not debate the decision. The city has decided not to hire additional personnel from the 2012 candidate list as a result of the EEOC determination, according to Kerr. So far, 96 firefighters from the list have been hired.

(Excerpt) Read more at star-telegram.com ...


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Almost any written test will show different results between whites, blacks, and Hispanics, because there are differences on IQ tests, and scores on many tests, including those for firemen, correlate with IQ. Hat tip: Steve Sailer.
1 posted on 09/27/2013 8:40:27 PM PDT by reaganaut1
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there are differences on IQ tests, and scores on many tests, including those for firemen, correlate with IQ

Nah, it's gotta be racism.

2 posted on 09/27/2013 8:42:18 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: reaganaut1
The written tests aren't that hard, but you do have to be able to read.
3 posted on 09/27/2013 8:44:11 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (When your policy is to rob Peter to pay Paul, you can count on enthusiastic support from Paul.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Not in cursive, I hope.


4 posted on 09/27/2013 8:47:24 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: reaganaut1
"The letter does not say that the city intended to discriminate against any individual or group, but rather that the difference in pass rates between African-Americans and whites was the unintended effect of a neutral testing process,"

If true, there are only two chices: Do away with tests or let the chips fall where they may.

5 posted on 09/27/2013 8:47:25 PM PDT by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: reaganaut1

Actually they did not discriminate, but now they’re going to discriminate against non-black because apparently they view blacks aren’t smart


6 posted on 09/27/2013 8:48:28 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: Graybeard58

obama magic
turn every place into detroit


7 posted on 09/27/2013 8:49:02 PM PDT by genghis
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To: reaganaut1

So, the courts will deny white anglos firefighting jobs?

For a race to gain something...another race must have something reduced


9 posted on 09/27/2013 8:53:43 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Unemployment is so high...its getting harder for Obama to job people anymore)
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To: SeminoleCounty

>> the courts will deny white anglos firefighting jobs?

Of course! Apparently it’s more important to hire unqualified Sons Of Barack than it is to actually fight fires and save lives.


10 posted on 09/27/2013 8:57:45 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: SeminoleCounty

Austin? Austin, TX? Uber liberal city apparently didn’t give the fire dept. the memo.


11 posted on 09/27/2013 8:58:29 PM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: reaganaut1

What a load of BS. The only kind of discrimination at most Fire Departments is nepotism. You only see that in smaller cities. In a nice progressive city like Austin, they bend over backwards for diversity.


12 posted on 09/27/2013 9:00:45 PM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters for Freedom and Rededicaton to the Principles of the U.S. Constitution)
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To: Graybeard58
That's the problem with most tests...they tend to show your level of intelligence...nothing to do with race ...hence we must have “affirmative action”...As for dumb whites..they're just SOL!
13 posted on 09/27/2013 9:06:40 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: M-cubed

In many cases, smart whites are SOL too.


14 posted on 09/27/2013 9:20:50 PM PDT by Bob
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To: Bob

It’s a very leftwing city, they probably just were not discriminating enough against white guys to suit Holder.


15 posted on 09/27/2013 9:23:20 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: reaganaut1
but rather that the difference in pass rates between African-Americans and whites was the unintended effect of a neutral testing process

In other words, not discriminating against white people is racism.

16 posted on 09/27/2013 9:24:30 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: umgud

Or you dumb it down enough that even an individual with an IQ of 75 or less can pass it.


17 posted on 09/27/2013 9:29:44 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: GeronL

‘Zackly!


18 posted on 09/27/2013 9:30:27 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

EEOC: Blacks are dumb, give them a break


19 posted on 09/27/2013 9:30:54 PM PDT by GeronL
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Probably like the NBA discriminates against the Irish


20 posted on 09/27/2013 9:49:13 PM PDT by S.O.S121.500 (Case back hoe for sale or trade for diesel wood chipper....Enforce the Bill of Rights. It's the Law!)
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To: reaganaut1

Austin, lol!
That’s one place that can burn to the ground.


21 posted on 09/27/2013 9:50:31 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: reaganaut1

Neutrality is racism.

Welcome to Obamastan.


22 posted on 09/27/2013 9:51:17 PM PDT by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: reaganaut1

Reading between the lines, it sounds like the ‘discrimination’ consisted of fewer blacks and Hispanics passing the exam.


23 posted on 09/27/2013 9:56:08 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: Steve_Seattle

That is what it says exactly, it also said the exam was neutral. The “racism” is that the exam was NOT discriminatory at all (against whites).


24 posted on 09/27/2013 9:57:05 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Jack Hydrazine

What’s you talkin’ ‘bout, Willis?


25 posted on 09/27/2013 11:14:19 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: reaganaut1; big'ol_freeper; shove_it; TrueKnightGalahad; Larry Lucido; Diplomat; RockinRight; ...
Gadzooks! I thought the Peoples Republic of Austin's Progressive Policies did not allow... any Caucasian to be Police or Firemen due to their genetically persuasion to be confirmed without a shadow of any doubt racists.

Well, for that... and their lily white skin--

26 posted on 09/28/2013 2:03:10 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: reaganaut1
They actually simply discriminated against people who can't read.
27 posted on 09/28/2013 8:46:33 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (When your policy is to rob Peter to pay Paul, you can count on enthusiastic support from Paul.)
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