Monday, June 29, 2009

White Firefighters Win Supreme Court Appeal

The Supreme Court ruled today that the white firefighters from New Haven, Conn., were unfairly denied promotions because of their race.

The ruling is "a sign that individual achievement should not take a back seat to race or ethnicity," said Karen Torre, the firefighters' attorney. "I think the import of the decision is that cities cannot bow to politics and pressure and lobbying by special interest groups or act to achieve racial quotas."

I was very excited to hear this news. I admire these men and their families taking the time to fight for what is just.

Read more about this news:
Supreme Court overrules Obama nominee in race bias case

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