Posts Tagged ‘FDNY’

Video News About Legal Victory by Center for Constitutional Rights and the Vulcan Society Against FDNY

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

From Democracy Now:

A federal judge has determined that the Fire Department of New York City used racially discriminatory hiring practices that unlawfully prevented hundreds of qualified African American and Latino applicants from joining the department. New York City has the least diverse fire department of any major city in the nation.

Shayana Kadidal, managing attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights and Paul Washington, past president of the fraternal order of black firefighters, the Vulcan Society join Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzales.

Earlier WORDblog post about victory.

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

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009
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