I had heard about this on the news last night. Twenty New Haven Firefighter are in a lawsuit against the City because they were discriminated against because they were white or Hispanic. The City had 15 promotional slots available 40 or so people took the test that would decide based on high score who would promote. The top 15 were 14 white and 1 Hispanic fire fighter, no black. This meant that no blacks would be promoted so the city threw the test out because they did not get the result they wanted. 8 black firefighters took the test bet did not test high enough to promote.
My feeling is, that all things were equal for the promotion, they all had the same ability to study and same length of time to study. Whoever did the best should promote. There should be no race factor, if you are the best you get the job period. The City sited title 7 which is an affirmative action law IMO. This has gone too far. If the results had been all blacks and 1 Hispanic with no whites would they have thrown out the test and done it again? There needs to be complete equality in the work place, especially civil service. Once they fracture along racial lines because of things like this it will set us back to the 50's.