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fightin tigers
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NOFD being accused of being racially biased when it comes to promotions
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The sweeping changes to the city’s personnel system that New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu pushed through three years ago may have ushered in an era of racial and political bias at the Fire Department, a new report alleges.


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It seems likely that race may have been a factor in who received a promotion


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The “seemingly arbitrary manner in which the superintendent selected candidates for promotion violates the Louisiana Constitution, which mandates a merit-based, competitive selection process, based on competitive examinations,” Hudson said


TL, DR...everyone qualified to be selected captain. Then McConnell interpreted that he could promote whoever he wanted with no set criteria.
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Also, apparently the union was instrumental in getting this looked into.
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We’re very happy. The union wants a fair and transparent and merit-based system
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BRgetthenet
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re: NOFD being accused of being racially biased when it comes to promotions
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Hudson said 15 candidates should be retroactively promoted to fix the problem. She also recommended scrapping the “Great Place to Work” initiative, a set of changes to the civil service system requested by Landrieu.




That’ll fix it.


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The Great Workplace Initiative




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Timothy McConnell set aside higher test scores from dozens of candidates for promotion to captain in favor of lower-ranked applicants in September 2016, according to a ruling issued Thursday by the city's Civil Service Department.



It was great on paper.



Tiger Roux
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re: NOFD being accused of being racially biased when it comes to promotions
I am shocked....


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jbgleason
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re: NOFD being accused of being racially biased when it comes to promotions
Why didn’t you quote the real meat of the story?

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Fire Superintendent Timothy McConnell set aside higher test scores from dozens of candidates for promotion to captain in favor of lower-ranked applicants in September 2016, according to a ruling issued Thursday by the city's Civil Service Department. Personnel Director Lisa Hudson said there were signs that McConnell engaged in “reverse discrimination” by picking lower-ranked black firefighters before higher-ranked white ones.

"Almost half of the African-American candidates were promoted — compared to a little more than a quarter of the white candidates. ... It seems likely that race may have been a factor in who received a promotion,” she said.

Hudson said she suspected that “reverse discrimination” may have been at play with regard to gender as well. The two women who applied to become captains were both promoted, she said.



Azkiger
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re: NOFD being accused of being racially biased when it comes to promotions
Looks like sjw bull shite to me...


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Statestreet
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re: NOFD being accused of being racially biased when it comes to promotions
Sue the ever living dog shiet out of the city and mayor


lsufan112001
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re: NOFD being accused of being racially biased when it comes to promotions
The Fire Depaerment down there will eventually look like your local post office.


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tigerpimpbot
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re: NOFD being accused of being racially biased when it comes to promotions
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Almost half of the African-American candidates were promoted — compared to a little more than a quarter of the white candidates. ... It seems likely that race may have been a factor in who received a promotion,” she said.


This is why you suck, NOLA


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tketaco
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re: NOFD being accused of being racially biased when it comes to promotions
fricking Somalia.


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saint tiger225
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re: NOFD being accused of being racially biased when it comes to promotions
Translation: "Our people didn't get the job, so it's racist".


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“reverse discrimination” 


Oh, wait.... How will the SJWs spin this one?
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Fontainebleau Dr.
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re: NOFD being accused of being racially biased when it comes to promotions
They should be promoted based on how well they can remove Confederate monuments. That is the true test of a fire fighter with leadership skills.


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bigrob385series
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re: NOFD being accused of being racially biased when it comes to promotions
This has been going on for quite awhile (fil was a nofd in the 70's and 80s)...who is surprised by this?that's why i get pissed everytime i hear "white privilege"


Btrtigerfan
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re: NOFD being accused of being racially biased when it comes to promotions
Maybe those candidates were more easily motivated to destroy historical monuments. That IS what the NOFD does, right? Put on ski-masks and operate under the cloak of darkness.


SeeeeK
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re: NOFD being accused of being racially biased when it comes to promotions
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This has been going on for quite awhile (fil was a nofd in the 70's and 80s)...who is surprised by this?that's why i get pissed everytime i hear "white privilege"


Happens all around the country, and still in many of these big cities.


TigerFanInSouthland
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re: NOFD being accused of being racially biased when it comes to promotions
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cloak of darkness.


Triggered


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Picayuner
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re: NOFD being accused of being racially biased when it comes to promotions
It’s not “reverse” discrimination, its discrimination PERIOD. Race should NOT be a factor. Merit should be


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Collegedropout
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re: NOFD being accused of being racially biased when it comes to promotions
If you ask a black activist, it is impossible for blacks to get hired or promoted. I mean, why else would they sell drugs?


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SPEEDY
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re: NOFD being accused of being racially biased when it comes to promotions
This is the stuff that Broome and her crew wants to mirror here when they talk about changing the civil service system


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1mic
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re: NOFD being accused of being racially biased when it comes to promotions
Are you willing to destroy monuments for Mitch? Yes, well here’s your promotion.


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notiger1997
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re: NOFD being accused of being racially biased when it comes to promotions
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Happens all around the country, and still in many of these big cities.




And in the federal government, both for employee selections/promotions and with contract awards for business.


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