Originally Posted by doggin94it
I will say this - my ex wife's brother was a NYC firefighter for two years. He quit because, IIRC, he was sick of the racism he saw in his firehouse on a daily basis; just didn't want to work in that atmosphere. He now teaches math.
Now, he's a good guy but a bit volatile in his reactions to things, and there's no telling whether his firehouse was typical or not. But from his reports, at least, I'm not surprised by allegations of racist attitudes in the FDNY
There's a difference between attitudes espoused by knuckleheads in a firehouse and claiming a standardized test is racist.