Black Firefighters

Black Firefighters

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Number of Black/Latino firefighter graduates hits new record

The ruling by the Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last month, in a case brought by the federal government and the Vulcan Society, affirmed the appointment of a monitor to oversee minority recruitment and hiring at the New York City Fire Department. It was a setback to the city’s efforts to roll back court control of the department’s hiring practices in the landmark discrimination case.