Affirmative Action results in hiring of firefighter who is afraid of fires

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  1. smellysox8 macrumors regular

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    Firefighters fear colleague who routinely flees fires
    Another win for reparations.
     
  2. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    We get it, you don't like black people.


    Anyway, is this man an engineer? Those guys are supposed to operate the trucks in order to get the water into a fire, they rarely go in unless backup is needed.
     
  3. smellysox8 thread starter macrumors regular

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    If you bothered reading the article, you would know the answer. But I guess you prefer to have blinders on.
     
  4. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    Your article said it was a court order, not Affirmative Action.

    AA isn't mentioned once in that entire article.

     
  5. Happybunny macrumors 68000

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    I did take time to read the whole article. From that article.

    It seems to me as if they have a problem with just this one member, who happens to be black.

    The way you portray the priority hires is very different.
     
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    Also, in addition to what others have posted.

    Maybe you should have bothered reading the entire article....

     
  7. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    What are the chances that some white firefighters share his fear and reluctance to run into burning building?

    Probably zero, right?
     
  8. Happybunny macrumors 68000

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    Then we will just have to wait for that beacon of racial tolarance Smelly8, to inform us.:cool:
     
  9. smellysox8 thread starter macrumors regular

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    No one cares about the semantics circles you like to run.
     
  10. jkcerda macrumors 6502

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    that was racist .

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    that would be if whites are ever hired because of a court order to increase diversity.
     
  11. smellysox8 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Would he have been hired at the age of 40 if he wasn't a "priority hire"?
     
  12. APlotdevice macrumors 68040

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    Smelly, have you ever considered posting something unrelated to black people? Your obsession makes it very clear that you're a racist.
     
  13. smellysox8 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Feel free not to view or reply to my threads. I'm not a slave owner forcing you to do these things.
     
  14. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    I did read the article, it said he was AWOL during a mayday call. Which tell me that his role doesn't appear to mainly be going into the fires.

    It said he was "assigned" to backup during that fire. So again, NOWHERE in the article does it state what his actual position is supposed to be. Details matter.

    While it doesn't sound like this guy should even be a firefighter given his training issues (we've seen stuff like this with cops), this article is mostly a hit piece. It raises an important question....then goes on to be inflammatory baiting.
     
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    Question is, was he a "priority hire" due to his race, or age?
     
  16. smellysox8 thread starter macrumors regular

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    So you just ignore the fact that he refused to go do his job. Details matter.

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    Race.
     
  17. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Hmmm, the court said the discrimination happened between 1999-2000. Now, If I take the human capacity for basic math and "reading the article" as you've chastised several here for not doing...that would make him 24-25 at the time....
     
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    You can type, you can clearly read. Yet you didn't seem to absorb my last section, then go on to say details matter. :rolleyes:
     
  20. smellysox8 thread starter macrumors regular

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    He refused to do his job, simple as that. He was hired because he was black, simple as that. Details matter.
     
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    race, and his previous record as an EMT. does seem the guy was a decent EMT. he is simply not fit to be a FF.
     
  22. smellysox8 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Maybe try rereading the article again. I guess comprehension is another area you are deficient in.
     
  23. jkcerda macrumors 6502

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    the ALL details matter.

     
  24. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Agreed on the underlined...but the courts ruled he was passed over due to discriminatory hiring practices at the time. So in your twisted logic, that makes attempting to correct system discrimination at the time (people that were passed over because of their race) by giving them a shot today just "race."

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    Does verbatim help?

    "Johnson, 41, a former city EMT who earned two medals on that job, was among 282 “priority hires” — applicants passed over in 1999 or 2000 as a result of discrimination, a federal judge ruled."

    Try it reeeaaaal slow. Maybe even out loud if that helps.
     
  25. smellysox8 thread starter macrumors regular

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    So you think there were no other non-black applicants with same or more honors?

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    Priority hires implemented in 1999/2000. Johnson hired in 2014. That would make him 40 when he was hired as a firefighter. That was fun.
     

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