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FDNY Discrimination Ruling Overturned

Newsday | Posted 07.14.2013 | New York

NEW YORK _ A federal appeals court on Tuesday affirmed the appointment of a monitor to oversee minority recruitment and hiring at the New York City Fi...

FDNY: Here Is What Structural, Institutional, Systemic Racism Looks Like

BlackAndBrownNews | Posted 10.04.2012 | New York

The FDNY shows us that even in a liberal, progressive, Democratic leaning northern city, that is ethnically diverse, structural and systemic racism thrives.

Trymaine Lee

The Fight To Diversify The New York Fire Department Continues | Trymaine Lee | Posted 12.22.2011 | Black Voices

The Fire Department of New York, one of the largest firefighting forces in the entire world, has struggled to recruit, hire and retain firefighters of...

Trymaine Lee

As Deadline Approaches, FDNY Seeks Diverse Applicants | Trymaine Lee | Posted 11.15.2011 | Black Voices

When Tinisha Edwards was 10 years old and growing up in Bedford-Stuyvesant in Brooklyn, the firefighter across the street, especially when dressed in ...

Trymaine Lee

Mothers Of Black Firefighters Killed On 9/11 Fight To Keep Their Sons' Memories Alive | Trymaine Lee | Posted 11.09.2011 | Black Voices

The years haven't much eased Irene Smith's pain. Some days are good, she says. Some less so. But her son, Leon W. Smith Jr., is always on her mind. ...

FDNY in Black and White

Dan Collins | Posted 10.11.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

New York has the least diverse fire department of any major U.S. city, and what we learned in a recent court hearing is that blacks and Hispanics who don't take the FDNY test on the assumption that the system is gamed for white guys are absolutely right.

Man Suing FDNY For Discrimination Found This In His Locker

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

An FDNY communications electrician found an ominous item waiting for him when he went into the locker room. A month after he filed a discrimination c...

FDNY in Black and White

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

It is crazy to have a city in which one of the major public safety services is virtually all white while the city is more than a quarter black.