MYFOXNY.COM – A chaotic scene unfolded outside Middle School 72 in Jamaica, Queens, on Wednesday night as several men who wanted to attend a tutorial workshop for the upcoming FDNY entrance exam were turned away. These men said it was because they were white. The Workshop was being hosted by the Vulcan Society, a fraternal organization of black firefighters, which apparently only let in people who got a special e-mail. Fox 5 spoke to a few people who were turned away. They didn’t want to be identified, but they said it appeared that only African-American hopefuls were admitted to the event. LINK
This is the sad state of affairs in today’s fire service. Discrimination and racism are rampant from the highest levels of command as a recent study conducted in Philly points out. Those of us who believe that the best person for the job should be hired and promoted have no one in our corner. The forces of political correctness are running rampant. They believe that a per-determined outcome is more important than a fair process. A fire department that “looks the part” is more important than one that is actually capable of executing it’s primary objective – responding to emergencies. The FDNY is being ripped apart now. Watch the video and see how a uniformed officer tramples the rights of those seeking admission to the training session.