Pols believe lack of participation is a cultural issue; fraternal org. may form
Firefighters Brett Munsey, left, who works in Woodside, and
Kenney Chan, who works in Corona, do not believe the FDNY is
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Its pretty simple they did get any special treatment because they are Asian.They are proud that they got hired on the own merit. They dont think it fair for someone to get special treatment cause of skin color!!!sounds like the vulcans have a bad attitude....some people prefer to be in the wagon and get a free ride and some people pull the wagon!!!you firefighers have such a noble job ..thank you for keeping my family safe!!!
First of all, I it were not for other minorities (including blacks) who fought for civil rights, these two and others would not even be able to even apply to the fire department. These two are riding on a wave of rights already created and pretending as if these rights have always been there.
My father (who is black), was in the fire department from the 60' to the 80' and stays in contact with current firefighters, black, hispanic and asian. The department continues presently to be racist ..Period. From the voodoo mocking african bamboo symbol they placed over my fathers locker, to the urinating in the boots of minority firefighters, to the tens of letters that my mother had to write on my fathers behalf.
And if "Merit mattered" the asian firefighter should focus on only white males getting into the fire department instead of minorities.. because that is not merit correct ? But I guess that would be to bold for him, because he is selective about who "merit" is applied to.
What a nice story. Imagine hard work and desire to get the job you want? The VULcants should learn something from this, but that is NOT what they want.
I know of at least 3 other Asian firefighters in the FDNY, neither of them the two in the article. Two of I know support the Vulcans' effort to help applicants on their own time. One of the Asian firefighters I know have received harassment at work and outside of work from the FDNY.
Also if one were to get specialty training in the FDNY and receive more pay, it won't require a promotional test. This is true, a civil service job in the Special Operations Command (Rescue, Squad, Hazmat) is handed out like a private sector job-- no written promotional test for a raise.
This article tries to minimize the idea that there is racism and favoritism in FDNY.
Thank you to The Queens Chronicle for telling the other side of the story. Want to read more? Go to: http://meritmattersusa.blogspot.com/ and pelease sign the petition.
Congratulations to firefighters Munsey and Chan! They worked hard for the job and they earned it. They deserve it. The leaders of the Vulcan Society are a collective sham! They don't want to work for anything they want everything handed to them. They see a window of opportunity and they jump for it. There is no racism in the FDNY. You're a good person or you're not a good person, a good firefighter or not a good firefighter. DR. MLK said, "It will be a great day when a man is judged not by the color of his skin but on the content of his character!" This is how firefighters are judged in the FDNY. The Vulcan Leaders want firefighters judged by the color of their skin.
How long will blacks get away with crying 'racism'?We have a black President (who's a FAILURE).We just had a black Governor.Some of the highest paid actors and athletes in the world are black.It's a long way from 50 years ago and yet the race card is still used often.Even Bill Clinton complained that Obama used the race card against Hillary in 2008.We can't end discrimination by discriminating against whites.
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