In what turns out to be one of the most discriminatory patterns, a process that has subjected African-Americans to series of disturbing disadvantages, a federal judge has ruled against one of New York City’s legacies. New York Times reports, that according to judge, Nicholas G. Garaufis, New York City “intentionally discriminated against black applicants to the Fire Department by continuing to use an exam that it had been told put them at a disadvantage.”
The article also notes:
Judge Garaufis stopped short of finding that Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and the former fire commissioner, Nicholas Scoppetta, had also intentionally discriminated against black applicants. But the judge wrote that he found strong evidence to suggest that they were made aware numerous times that the Fire Department’s entrance exams were discriminatory, yet failed to take sufficient remedial action.