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Re: “Black firefighters file human rights complaint

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/10/us/10sco…

Interesting story I came across today seems like it's not the only city dealing with the race card being pulled. My take on this whole FD BS and being mulatto (The offspring of one white parent and one black parent ) it kind of makes me disappointed that 1) My city would set my black history and culture back 30 years by having a recruitment looking for African Canadians only. 2) setting my mothers gender back 30 years by having a female only recruitment. Former Chief of Halifax Mike Eddy who if the Cronicle Herald or the Coast would do there homework on was Fired from HRM he did not retire. I am sad that these young black men would be treated wrong indeed but gentlemen you must remember it is great to be proud of being black but you seem to have forgotten you are part of the human race. You have your own Assc. of black Firemen come on gentlemen what would happen if the Caucasian started the Irish catholic Assc of Firemen would you feel wronged.
I have been reading these articles over the week studying comments and actually did a little research myself into HRFD.
I now know that there are a few certain black men that are in stations number 6 and another one in station number 9
( A )day as it is called that have a book they carry around to write down everything that goes on. You don't help the cause. You don't help the struggle you create one. If you are unhappy retire, quit, but stop the Bullrun on the Oldest Organized Fire Department in Canada you will destroy the Legacy that these men have left behind. I myself am an educated half White half Black Canadian that has been subject to racism it hurts I know but as the Great Bill Cosby has said in his motivational talks Stop Blaming the White man!!! Stand up for yourself brothers have your voice heard get answers for what has happened but don't blame a pay decrease, or clothing issues, or the fact of being sent to the rural as reasons to wine as these were agreements between the Firefighters Union I assume and management in the contract agreement which means all firefighters are subject to this not just the black man pick your battles right Men as what you do today will affect tomorrow in closing I hope that the Mayor of Halifax does the right thing and asks for this Chief Thurbers retirement It may not be the answers the ABFF wants but it is a start no doubt. Good luck in finding answers to the real struggle.
And for the gentlemen that look for trouble in those stations mentioned shame on you !!! Disgraceful.

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Posted by Concernedtaxpayer on 04/12/2009 at 5:04 PM

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