Submitted by ub on Sat, 10/01/2011 - 12:07

FDNY systematically discriminates against minority applicants, according to a Judge who cites racist practices.
The court's conclusion is that that the Vulcan Society of black firefighters had proven its claim and set the stage for changes in the Fire Dept.

As a result, the judge has credited the NYCs recent efforts to sign up record numbers of minority recruits for the upcoming firefighter exam. Fire officials said 48% of those who applied for the next test are people of color - almost double the 26% who took the last test in 2007.