7.08.2009

The blunders of the Houston Fire Department continues.....Community Leaders planning major July 28 rally.

by Jesse Muhammad

The Houston Fire Department is under serious scrutiny right now and it's only getting worse.

Deric Muhammad, Black Fire Capt. Otis Jordan, community leaders and other members of the Houston Black Firefighters Association are refusing to let up on the racism that is gradually manifesting in the ranks of the department. They are organizing a massive July 28 rally at Houston City Hall.



As if the department wasn't under enough fire already, check out this link to a story first reported by Isiah Carey of Fox 26 News where racist and sexist graffiti was found in the women's locker room at Houston Fire Station #54. : http://carey2.blogspot.com/2009/07/allegations-of-racism-just-wont-stop.html

Watch news highlights below from the June 23 Press Conference that took place at City Hall as the groups called for the resignation of three top HFD officials.



2 comments:

  1. What the citizens of houston need to know is that racism is institutionalized in HFD. It is so rooted and embedded that when a minority files a complaint or grievance it gets nowhere. It gets covered up or the violators just get a little slap in the hand, while minorites on the other hand pay heavily. What else can this be characterized as?

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  2. Any updates to this? If I recall correctly, the female claiming racists and sexist graffiti was found to be a LIAR and a fraud and was trying everything possible to not be placed back in the firehouse and remain out on leave with pay.

    I have a question. Why are Fire Department organizations such as the Progressives, the HBFA or the Vulcan Society tolerated in todays culture? This is a form of racism to me, pushing the agendas of one demographic over another. You don't see Indian, Hispanic, Asian or Caucasian organizations pushing for the equitable treatment of their members based on their skin colors.

    I would also like to hear the bloggers thoughts on the 'New Haven 20' Supreme Court rulings.

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