NYFD Black Firefighters Win Significant Court Battle: Where Are the Stories?

Official organization of NYFD's African-American Firefighters - Picture Courtesy of Center for Constitutional Rights

Official organization of NYFD African American Firefighters

[Picture Courtesy of Center for Constitutional Rights]

By now, one would believe, that there would be numerous stories in metro New York City news media about the federal judge’s decision regarding United States, et al. v City of New York, a federal class action lawsuit originating from two Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charges filed by Center for Constitutional Studies on behalf of the Vulcan Society and three individual African-American firefighter applicants, charging the New York City Fire Department with racially discriminatory hiring practices.


But there is an online front-page story in the

Headline: Rule Firefighter Tests Of ’99, ’02 Biased Against Minorities

Subheadline: Could Lead to New Hiring Off Expired Lists; City: We’ve Fixed Problem

Intro: By ARI PAUL: The thrust of U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis’s July 23 decision that the 1999 and 2002 written exam for Firefighter discriminated against Latinos and blacks was that not only had the city violated the Civil Rights Act, but it didn’t even offer a credible defense. Full story here.

Google results today, July 28, shortly before noon: Results 1 – 6 of about 7 for NY Black Firefighters Win Court Battle

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