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01/26/2006 06:16 AM ID: 52462 Permalink   

White Men Win Race Discrimation Lawsuit

 

A federal court has ruled in favor of the plaintiff in a lawsuit against the Fire Dept. and City of Shreveport. The original petition was brought by Todd Dean in 2000 who felt he was unfairly discriminated against for being a white male.

Dean scored higher in tests than some black men who were hired while he was not. The ruling should now compel Shreveport to cease race-based hiring in all departments and to evaluate all the city's programs which incorporate racial criteria for hiring.

The fire department ended the practice almost a year before the case was heard in 2004 in order to avoid further lawsuits. The practices were brought in during the 80's when it was claimed the fire dept. discriminated against blacks and females.

 
  Source: shreveporttimes.com  
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  other men....  
 
joined the lawsuit soon after Dean filed it...
 
  by: juleslady     01/26/2006 06:17 AM     
  Good  
 
He was right to sue them. This is just as racist as if the person wasn't hired for being any other ethnicity.

Next someone should go after the government to stop affirmative action. :P
 
  by: treyjazz   01/26/2006 06:30 AM     
  well if they really wanted to address past  
 
discrmination all they had to do was make the IQ part more oriwnted towards minorities instead of the usual white bread based questions
 
  by: MmmMan     01/26/2006 06:41 AM     
  Great Submission Juleslady  
 
Kind of funny how something that was to help with intergration now is used for discrimination.

One thing last word in the second paragraph is missing the "g" although from Louisiana I wouldn't doubt they pronounce it hirin' ;)
 
  by: zephan     01/26/2006 09:14 AM     
  Any kind  
 
Any kind of discriminition, be it "positive" or not is stupid and unfair.
 
  by: vgslag   01/26/2006 10:13 AM     
  kill whitey  
 
Thumbs up for Todd Dean!
 
  by: koultunami     01/26/2006 10:55 AM     
  MmmMan  
 
Yeah... all those "which object doesn't belong questions" on the IQ test... since only white people are born with common sense... or eyes... it's totally unfair to have all those logic and math based questions... luckily, being an asian, I have an unfair advantage because we are better at math then white people even....
 
  by: Instant333   01/26/2006 01:56 PM     
  how it works  
 
lets say the post office has an advertisement saying come to the convention center on thursday night and take an application test.... which is how most of these govt positions do their tests...

I would go, arrive with probably a few white people - probably ex military - and 100 black people...

i could get 100% on the test... but could easily be beaten ...

a black person gets an extra 20% for being black and a military person gets 20% for being in the military...

i could get every question right and quite feasibly be beaten by a black ex-army guy who got %62...

I was actually one of the very few white people working on the census in this area because I scored so high on the application and there were so many positions i managed to get in- however, i cannot recall one white person who scored high enough to be a 'team leader' for an area... all the 'team leaders' i had were black
 
  by: juleslady     01/26/2006 02:35 PM     
  Affirmative Action??  
 
I still have a hard time understanding Affirmative Action. It was meant to ensure equal treatment of all people regardless of race which I think is a great idea. But the way it was implemented was to give favorable treatment to minorities. To quote a friend of mine... "We are all equal so give me (he is black) preferable treatment." I may be misinformed on this so please correct me if I am, but I understand that the latest census numbers show that whites are now the minority.
 
  by: testeng     01/26/2006 02:48 PM     
  Far too long coming  
 
This sort of reverse discrimination has been wide spread for years and needs to stop. Perhaps now it will.
 
  by: W.S. Blevins     01/26/2006 03:09 PM     
  @testeng  
 
Although in Shreveport the Census confirms that White people are the minority: 51% Black, 6% other, 45% white ... i believe

Across America the percentage of Black people is only around 20%
 
  by: juleslady     01/26/2006 03:46 PM     
  whites only minorities in certain states  
 
such as Texas and Cali.

other than that...they are the majority. And of
course, in some states, they are the overriding
majority.

to hit this case though; this isn't really anything
NEW...whites have won DLs, gays have, white
women, blacks, latinos...nothing really new. I guess
it was reported because it's "rare"
 
  by: hotrock11     01/26/2006 06:47 PM     
  @hotrock  
 
no actually i reported it becaused i have lost out to jobs on several occasions due to the enforcement of this type of 'racial' legislation in shreveport....

and they wonder why the black kids do so badly in school... its because they dont have to be 'smart' to get a job round here... they just have to be black..

So bad is it round here I was thinking of getting a copy of my grandmothers birth certificate so I can "become" a native american...
 
  by: juleslady     01/26/2006 07:04 PM     
  @juleslady  
 
a girl i went to high school with did that. She applied for financial aid for college and got the normal "white middle-class female" financial aid package. She found her grandmothers birth certificate and proved she was like 10% hispanic and reapplied. She ended up getting offered a full ride from 3 or 4 different schools.
 
  by: testeng     01/26/2006 07:15 PM     
  @MmmMan  
 
If IQ was a requirement to have a job or a drivers license, a LOT of people would be jobless and illegal to drive. ESPECIALLY where I live. The average IQ here is about 85. Most people here dont complete high school and slept through what they did attend. Even when they cheated on tests, they still failed. (I gave one person all the correct answers to a major test and he failed because he slept through the whole class almost every day.)
 
  by: MephistoVI   01/27/2006 04:34 PM     
  @MmmMan  
 
If IQ was a requirement to have a job or a drivers license, a LOT of people would be jobless and illegal to drive. ESPECIALLY where I live. The average IQ here is about 85. Most people here dont complete high school and slept through what they did attend. Even when they cheated on tests, they still failed. (I gave one person all the correct answers to a major test and he failed because he slept through the whole class almost every day.)
 
  by: MephistoVI   01/27/2006 04:43 PM     
  Racists  
 
Sick of that word, why in the hell can't we just live and work side by side.
 
  by: captainJane     03/05/2006 06:00 AM     
  Its worst for the White Mail  
 
In this contry its worse for white males. A white male is always descriminated against.

 
  by: imbyjam   06/12/2006 10:24 PM     
 
 
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