Sunday, March 15, 2015

An Asian firefighter wannabe is suing the FDNY over its physical exam, saying that it discriminates against minorities — because their lungs aren’t as big as those of white people

Rickey Lall, 32, who is of Indian ancestry and lives in The Bronx, claims in his Manhattan Supreme Court suit that he passed all the city Fire Department’s entrance exams in 2013 with flying colors except for a pulmonary-function test administered to detect lung disease. Lall says that the test’s metrics are unfair because studies show “there are differences in normal lung volumes among various ethnic or racial groups." Blacks and Asians, for example, have a 12% lower volume, his suit states.


Anonymous said...

The logical conclusion of the stupid egalitarian-diversity culture of the US:

For all school admissions, jobs, and promotions spots will be allocated proportionally according to racial-religious-sexual groups. For example, 7% of all positions will go to negro males. Within each group spots will be determined by lottery, not tests or grades or training. Those things be racist.

Good luck with that, assholes.

AnalogMan said...

But race is a social construct.

Luke Raines said...

Diversity is mediocrity.

Anonymous said...

In the 1990s the US Dept of the Interior publicized job openings and listed their educational and experience qualifications.

Then they wrote, "Only unqualified applicants will be considered."


That's diversity for you.