You can read the rest of this garbage here: Link
I am not going to get into a lengthy blow-by-blow about how fraudulent this entire scenario is, but it deserves a straightforward reply. I am also on dangerous ground here as I will instantly be labeled a racist for posting any opposition to the stated position of the President of Club Valiants, the black firefighters club, whom I know. I also saved his life. Such hardship for a black firefighter, the head of a blatantly racist organization to have a white firefighter keep him from being crushed by his own fire truck. My blog may also be targeted and I may face professional repercussions. It remains to be seen.
Local 22, our union, exists to improve the working conditions and economic situation of ALL its members. It tries very hard to do so considering it has to constantly do battle with the city while organizations like Club Valiants consistently undermine their position by supporting the political leadership of this city. When Local 22 wins, ALL firefighters – black and white – win. Now, in the middle of our contract negotiations, our Local is being sued by the very same people they are fighting for. You can’t make up stupidity like this. The level of selfishness is simply breathtaking.
Club Valiants exists to advance a racial agenda. Nothing more, nothing less. Period. The Fire Commissioner is a past President of Club Valiants. They favor race-based quotas. Green says as much in the interview. CAFFA was formed to fight racial quotas, but like the Valiants, it is nothing more than a fraternal organization. UNLIKE the Valiants, CAFFA does not discriminate based on race.
The city was sued successfully this year because they discriminated against WHITE firefighters. Four of the five top positions in the Fire department are held by minorities.
Club Valiants wants quotas and lax hiring and promotional standards so they can get more minorities hired and promoted; thus increasing their membership and power.
Club Valiants does not represent ALL black firefighters. It is, however, dominated by those who believe in racial politics and need it to advance professionally. Unfortunately, with the current power structure within the department, black firefighters who don’t go along with the Valiants agenda are targets themselves. So for the most part they stay quiet. It is truly a dangerous time we live in.
I want to add one thing: I have worked all over this city. I have helped many, many people of all races over the course of my career because that’s my job. In my opinion you can’t really do this job if you hold racial animosity or hatred of any kind in your heart. What’s more I have worked with and supervised people from many different backgrounds. When it comes right down to it, when a firefighter walks into my station there is only ONE criteria he is judged by- his ability to do the job. Period.
Many of the people who instigate the complaints, lawsuits and cry about being treated some sort of way are just that- cry babies who shouldn’t be in the job to start with. They can’t compete, can’t do the job, can’t handle the pressure of emergency services and should look for other career options. But they don’t. They stay and complain how unfair everyone else is to them because there is no standard anymore. They cause problems and disrupt the teamwork that we work hard to build. Often they are rewarded for being poor employees. The real story is that REAL BLACK FIREMEN AND REAL WHITE FIREMEN don’t engage in this sort of horseshit. We may go our separate ways at the end of the day but real firefighters know who the players are and that’s all that matters to us. If you are a bum, your skin color won’t hide the fact on the fire ground. Bum’s come in all colors and sexes. Unfortunately we have our share like the rest of society.
The leaders of Club Valiants should take a look in their own mirror- White firemen aren’t allowed to join their club yet they complain about racism. What would Dr. King say about that? I wonder. I really do.