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Firefighter's writings offer insight on racism

There are 1 comment on the Connecticut Post story from Nov 2, 2013, titled Firefighter's writings offer insight on racism. In it, Connecticut Post reports that:

Nell Pettway holds of photo of her recently deceased husband, Earley Pettway, Bridgeport's first African-American deputy fire chief, outside her home in Bridgeport, Conn.

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Nulli Secundus

Monroe, CT

#1 Nov 2, 2013
"This is going to go a long way to diversify our department down the road," he said.
...and if you don't think that diversity trumps capability then you're a racist.
But he also said the process for getting a job in the fire department is a rigorous one, and that the process has become even more competitive because it offers good benefits.
Wow! they're interested in becoming firemen because of the benefits? THAT shoots the "nobility" and "selflessness" and "bravery" all to sh!t, now doesn't it?
That competition eliminates many people who try to join the department, from all racial backgrounds.
"c-o-m-p-e-t-i-t-i-o-n "... "c-o-m-p-e-t-e-n-t". .. YES: competent people tend to do better than incompetent ones in a competition. it's kind of self-defining, isn't it? For ANY race.
The competition for promotions is even more intense, he said, with some firefighters studying night and day for months or years to prepare for the examinations they must pass to advance in rank.
And kudos to them! THESE are the ones who believe in active self-betterment to increase their station in life, rather than crying 'foul' and 'racism' and sitting on their a$$e$ until some race-baiter wins some decision in court that they don't deserve.

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