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New Haven promotes white firefighters against whom it had racially discriminated

The city of New Haven, Connecticut announced yesterday that it will promote 14 firefighters (including named plaintiff Frank Ricci) out of the 20 (1 Hispanic 19 white) who had sued the city after it cancelled a 2003 firefighter promotion exam because "too few" minorities had excelled on that exam. The other six plaintiffs, New Haven claims, did not score high enough to be promoted under the standards used at the time (2004).

New Haven's decision follows a federal court dismissal of a suit by seven black New Haven firefighters seeking to delay the promotions.

Here's the CNN report.

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Rafael Mangual
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Manhattan Institute


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