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White Applicants Blast FDNY After Being Denied Entry To Preparation Class
CBS Local ^ | 03/01/2012

Posted on 03/04/2012 9:11:32 PM PST by GreaterSwiss

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at newyork.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: discrimination; fdny

1 posted on 03/04/2012 9:11:41 PM PST by GreaterSwiss
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2 posted on 03/04/2012 9:14:12 PM PST by narses
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To: GreaterSwiss

Another day in Obamaland.

Now why don’t you go pay your taxes? Your government is broke. :)


3 posted on 03/04/2012 9:16:33 PM PST by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: GreaterSwiss

This crap will become more and more prevalent and if “The marxist” wins again it will become the norm.Its all about race and you better believe it.I bet the ones descriminated against know it now.


4 posted on 03/04/2012 9:36:22 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: GreaterSwiss
Lol @ the white applicants crying "but I want to be a government unionist too!"

5 posted on 03/04/2012 9:37:01 PM PST by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: GreaterSwiss

Fair ness is impossible. They need more words to help them.


6 posted on 03/04/2012 9:58:40 PM PST by allmost
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To: I see my hands

You are an ass too often. Do you have a point?


7 posted on 03/04/2012 10:00:12 PM PST by allmost
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To: I see my hands

Some people might let their houses burn down rather than call for help from an agency that has been monopolized by unions. I don’t think there are a terrible lot of them though.

If there were private fire companies that could compete with the others, things might get interesting.


8 posted on 03/04/2012 10:03:37 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Like in the movie, “Gangs of New York”? That was funny!


9 posted on 03/04/2012 10:13:30 PM PST by Dogbert41 ("...or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King. " -Jesus)
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To: I see my hands

I have no problem with your hands. You seem to lose control continuousely. Please stop that.


10 posted on 03/04/2012 10:31:18 PM PST by allmost
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To: allmost

Let us argue. :)


11 posted on 03/04/2012 10:32:54 PM PST by allmost
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To: GreaterSwiss

Vulcan Society? Really?


12 posted on 03/04/2012 10:37:22 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you,Pumpkin. You are the best cat in the world. You're my Sweet Pea.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
That's one of the problems with socialism.. it's irrational. The citizen is burned if he does and burned if he doesn't.

13 posted on 03/04/2012 10:44:07 PM PST by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: GreaterSwiss

NEW YORK (NNPA) - “The fire department killed Jamel Sears!” charged John Coombs, president of the Vulcan society, a nationwide organization of Black firefighters...All of a sudden, this excessive training was instituted in this most diverse class.”

The widow of a probationary firefighter has filed a $10 million wrongful death suit against the city and the FDNY, alleging racial targeting.

Sharita Sears, wife of the late Jamel Sears, believes that her deceased husband was forced to perform brutal training exercises that killed him. Jamel Sears collapsed in November of last year during an 18-minute training exercise at the fire academy.

The claim also charges that the FDNY instructor in charge of the training ordered trainees not to assist Sears when he collapsed on Randall’s Island. It took ambulances 15 minutes to reach him.

According to a source close to the case, Sears had been made to lug 18 pounds of equipment and repeat the strenuous training every day for two weeks. Coombs, of Engine 250 in Flatbush, continued, “In light of the Justice Department investigation of the fire department, you’d think they would be conscious of how they behave and act. But that is not the case because we believe that this excessive training endured by Jamel and others was unnecessary.

“I took the FST 11 years ago, but we weren’t timed. All of a sudden, they’re timed. We aren’t timed at fires.”

http://www.blackpressusa.com/news/Article.asp?SID=3&Title=National+News&NewsID=17942


14 posted on 03/04/2012 10:49:52 PM PST by kcvl
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To: GreaterSwiss

All you can do is wonder how many of these applicants vote Democrat?
And will continue to vote Democrat?


15 posted on 03/04/2012 10:57:56 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: GreaterSwiss

Probably because the black society giving the prep sessions has both the questions and the answers to the upcoming test and was worried whitey might tell.

A lot of these tests are relatively simple with a few hours of studying, innate intelligence, and/or common sense. Of course, our government wants to fill these positions with the least competent applicants in order to pursue a race driven agenda.


16 posted on 03/05/2012 1:02:28 AM PST by jimnm
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To: GreaterSwiss

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

Steeped in “fairess” all of his scholastic life he runs smack into bigotry against his race that has been pimped up as good. This WILL get nasty.


17 posted on 03/05/2012 4:17:09 AM PST by TalBlack ( Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: GreaterSwiss

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

Steeped in “fairess” all of his scholastic life he runs smack into bigotry against his race that has been pimped up as good. This WILL get nasty.


18 posted on 03/05/2012 4:17:25 AM PST by TalBlack ( Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: jimnm
Probably because the black society giving the prep sessions has both the questions and the answers

Yes, I believe that's correct.

19 posted on 03/05/2012 5:39:11 AM PST by Salvey
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To: GreaterSwiss

“White Applicants Blast FDNY After Being Denied Entry To Preparation Class”

No doubt the Dept. of Injustice under Att. Gen. Eric Joker will be all over this.


20 posted on 03/05/2012 6:07:05 AM PST by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: GreaterSwiss
I watched a bit of a C-SPAN interview last night with Randall Kennedy, whose main concern is with racial issues. He comes across as soft-spoken and thoughtful but it was hard to see much difference between what he was saying and what someone like Al Sharpton says in an angrier way. Kennedy supprts affirmative action as a form of reparations, for example. Pretty much standard left-wing ideology, even if he has sometimes been attacked by more hard-line leftists.

A caller asked if black people could be guilty of racism and he said yes, listing some examples (all of them against other "protected groups"--no hint that he thought that a black person could be guilty of racism against a white person).

21 posted on 03/05/2012 8:50:44 AM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: GreaterSwiss

Why did the “agitated applicant” think Martin Luther King, Jr., would have been on his side? Because of one sentence in the “I Have a Dream” speech? That’s like assuming Thomas Jefferson would have supported the Abolitionists because he wrote “All men are created equal.” Has anyone ever examined MLK’s statements between August 1963 and April 1968 to see what his attitude was to early efforts at affirmative action?


22 posted on 03/05/2012 8:59:13 AM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Tzimisce
" Another day in Obamaland.

Now why don’t you go pay your taxes? Your government is broke. :) "

obama has never and will never get one dime from me

23 posted on 03/05/2012 9:25:43 AM PST by AnTiw1 (...sailboat bum considering expatriation...)
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