Sunday, April 15, 2012

Chicago City Council’s Black Caucus wants to delay Fire Department exam & to have questions lowered to 3rd grade level to boost diversity

The City Council’s Black Caucus is urging Mayor Rahm Emanuel to postpone the Chicago Fire Department’s April 21 promotional exam for battalion chiefs or risk locking in a lily-white leadership team for the next decade.
Ald. Howard Brookins (21st), chairman of the Black Caucus, said it makes no sense for the mayor to embrace and encourage 111 middle-aged black firefighter-trainees who finally got the chance to pursue their dream thanks to a court order without addressing the lack of diversity among Fire Department brass.
The problem will only be perpetuated if Emanuel insists on proceeding with the April 21 battalion chief’s exam, Brookins said.
The Fire Department currently has 14 African-American captains, three of whom will be retiring in November. That leaves 11 who have signed up to take the exam, the alderman said.

If the test is put off until February or March, an expected wave of retirements could pave the way for as many as dozen more African Americans to be promoted to captain. That would dramatically increase the pool of African-Americans eligible to take the battalion chief’s exam, Brookins said.

“We are concerned about the potential leadership of the Fire Department in the future. By not having more African-Americans taking the exam, we will retard the ability of people to move up for another decade,” the alderman said, noting that the battalion chief’s exam is given every six to eight years.

“It’s well-documented that the number of African-Americans in the Fire and Police Departments is a paltry number which in no way reflects the racial make-up of Chicago. It’s time to turn the page on that chapter.”

Emanuel’s office did not rule out the possibility of postponing the exam.

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL NEWS STORY

33 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well lets think about this. They can't pass Grade School so we let them slide, they can't pass High School so we let them slide, they can't get into College so we create Scholarships, and when their grades suck we graduate them anyway. Now they are too dumb to pass the FF exam so cry racism and get hired anyway, and now want to run the place.

This Country is FUCKED.

Anonymous said...

Diversity is traveling the world not bringing shit heads here are giving them a job they can't handle!

Anonymous said...

Make way for DUKE!!

Anonymous said...

Fuck diversity. I want someone who can read, assess and act. Some dumb ass nigger who barely reads is going to get someone killed by hosing down chemicals with water.

Anonymous said...

Liberals will fu@k up a one car funeral.

Anonymous said...

FUCK YOU PORCH MONKEY NIGGERS!

Anonymous said...

what are they bitching about. I'm sure all 11 will be made battallion chief because I'm sure all 100% are more qualified than the whites.

Anonymous said...

You fire fucks keep letting them do it. Maybe you should ban together and tell them go fuck themselves.

Then tell the black caucus to fix the fucking problems on their own wards first then they can concentrate on the fucking fire department .Which is running just fine with out aldermaniac input.

Anonymous said...

A black applicant is being tested for a Firefighter I job. He is totally stumped and uses phone a friend, ask the audience and the 50/50. The question he/she has such a tough time with is


WHO'S YOUR DADDY?

Anonymous said...

This is just making it up to african americans for generations of White racism

Anonymous said...

Duke and Duchess are destroying society.

Teechur said...

Diversity in this country means we are all moving toward the lowest common denominator.

Anonymous said...

Was there a similar test for President??

Anonymous said...

NIGGERS cause fires, whites stop them!


The fires only so far?

I Voted For Obama said...

Alderman Howard Brookins voted for Obama, then told him that he had the ability for retarded people to move up....or something like that.

Anonymous said...

Let's make that fat fuck fire Lt, that said the stairwells at 69 W. Washington were clear, a Capt. Then we can promote him to B.C. as a step towards exempt rank.

Keep promoting the unqualified and CFD will be as fucked up as CPD.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous @ 1:14.go buy the bill cosby book then have someone read it to you since you can't do it yourself.but make sure you finish your 40 first then your grilled government cheese sandwich.you nigger piece of shit!!!

Anonymous said...

The Final Test should be to have all the negro applicants take a shower in a sealed room and put Adolph at the Controls!


SSSSsssssssssssssssssss.........

Just Joe said...

Hey guys!! isn't the guy in the picture Gordon from Sesame Street??? he was cool.also was in the first FX.

Anonymous said...

bet ya all 11 cfd captains were merit lt and merit captain
let the new black firemen take the battallion chief test
they were denied oppurtunity to be merit lt and merit captain

Anonymous said...

Shit 3rd grade is better than the intelligence of Commander Mummmbles.

Commander Mummmbles is at a 1st graders level.

Na moe, we ain't going in, it's raining and I'm afraid of the dark....

Moe is doing the curly shuffle.

Anonymous said...

Did this goof actually say "retard their ability...?"

Now they're blaming us for that?

Anonymous said...

Well lets think about this. They can't pass Grade School so we let them slide, they can't pass High School so we let them slide, they can't get into College so we create Scholarships, and when their grades suck we graduate them anyway. Now they are too dumb to pass the FF exam so cry racism and get hired anyway, and now want to run the place.
----------------------------------
No truer words have ever been spoken.
Fuck it, just let Chicago fall to the point of Detroit, then the state will have to bail them out and they'll threaten rioting when the state cuts some funds........... oh wait this is Illinois, the state will be theirs too.

Anonymous said...

LONG LIVE ZIMMERMAN

Anonymous said...

Why isn't there a White caucus?

Anonymous said...

LETS MAKE THE NBA AND NFL AND MLB LIVE BY SAME RUKES...TEAMS SHOULD BE A PERCENTAGE OF THE PAYING CUSTOMERS...

Kate said...

I had 46 years in the Chicago Fire Service and never ran into all of this racist shit the media has spelled out to the public. I sincerely hope the officers that get this bunch have the balls as we always had to make them"do and learn the job". Separate the shit from the rose and they will soon be gone. Feel sorry for the white kid that is getting screwed out of a great job.
THANKS RAHM AND BO FOR FUCKING UP GOOD CAREERS. Remember this; The Police and Fire people are the ones that stand between sanity and chaos !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Never understood anything about that 95 test. I know two young guys who took the test and were qualified. They were never called, yet 111 guys who didn't(?) pass the test get called all these years later. Did the city not go through the whole list? Always wondered.

Anonymous said...

I hate this fucking city.

Anonymous said...

Most of the black population is clearly inferior.That is not to mean that blacks overall are inferior,only about 90-95% are the problem.

Anonymous said...

Situation NORMAL for CFD,. They WILL cave and DELAY the test , remember folks in 1992 Lt.'s test LOST, 1986 Lt.'s test REVERSE DISCRIMINATION LAWSUIT, result CITY LOST. HEY!, the CHIEF'S KIDS WILL do OUTSTANDING on the next B.C TEST. WHAT A FUCKING JOKE!, HOPE YOU ARE HAPPY JIMMY JOYCE AND THE REST OF YOU BRASS BILL FUCKS!

Anonymous said...

Over 50 of the 150 that were in first class from 1996 test were related to ranking officers.How did that happen?Check the names off that class,connect the dots,and it's all there!Many of those are now officers themselves! How did that happen?Either make it all legit,or deal with it and quit whining!Most of the whiners just don't want their advantage taken away!Nepotism is threatened!That's the real issue.

Anonymous said...

Lookie here: What do put out a fire? Shit! That is a tough thinking man questions!

Gasoline? Guns Powder? Water? Fuck no! Water be for washing or dogs drinking.

Kerosene? I dun know that bitch!

Ho be working the block for Pimpin Steve! That Kerosene ho be no good to put out fires, she be making your dick burn!