New York, NY —
A US federal judge has ruled that the Fire Department of New York used recruitment exams that discriminated against blacks and Hispanics. The ruling is the result of a lawsuit filed against the city by a black firefighters' organization and the US Department of Justice.
It found the predominantly white FDNY discriminated against minority firefighter candidates in written exams given between 1999 and 2007.
Joining us now to discuss the ruling and what may be next is Richard Levy with the law firm Levy and Ratner. The firm represented the Vulcan Society a fraternal order of black firefighters, in the class action suit.