[Reading] ➹ Firefight Author Ginger Adams Otis – Buyprobolan50.co.uk In 1919 when Wesley Williams became a New York City firefighter he stepped into a world that was 100% white and predominantly Irish As far as this city knew black men in the Fire Department of New Yor In when Wesley Williams became a New York City Firefighter he stepped into a world that was % white and predominantly Irish As far as this city knew black men in the Fire Department of New York FDNY tended horsesNearly a century later many things in the FDNY had changed—but not the scarcity of blacks New York had about black Firefighters—roughly percent of the New York Firefighters in a city of two million African Americans That made the FDNY a true aberration compared to all the other uniformed departments like the NYPD Decades earlier women and blacks had sued over its hiring practices and won But the FDNY never took permanent steps to eradicate the ineuities which led to a courtroom show down between New York City's billionaire Mayor Mike Bloomberg and a determined group of black activist Firefighters It was not until that the city settled the million lawsuitAt the center of this book are stories of courage—about Firefighters risking their lives in the line of duty but also risking their livelihood by battling an unjust system Among them FDNY Captain Paul Washington a second generation black Firefighter who spent his multi decade career fighting to get minorities on the job He faced an insular culture made up of relatives who never saw their own inclusion as favoritismBased on author Ginger Adams Otis' years of on the ground reporting Firefight is an exciting blend of the high octane energy of Firefighting and critical Civil Rights history.
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