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    Five whites sue Boston over hiring policies

    (Boston-AP) -- Five white Boston men passed over for firefighter
    jobs in favor of minorities are suing the city in federal court.
    Thomas Flaherty, Kevin Williams, Edward Ferent, Edward Walsh and
    Richard Proia all scored 99 out of 100 on the April 2000 civil
    service exam, but were bypassed for minority hires with lower
    scores. They are the first in a string of firefighter candidates
    expected to demand jobs in the wake of an appeals court decision
    last March.
    That decision found the city has achieved racial balance for
    entry-level firefighters, and the city's current hiring policy is
    Lawyers for the N-double-A-C-P say the upper ranks of Boston
    firefighters remain predominantly white, with only about six
    percent minority.
    The mayor's office says it has not yet received the lawsuit,
    which was filed Friday.

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    Hooray........ Its about time. Candidates should be judged by there test score only..... no preference should be given to anyboby on the basis of skin color,country of origin, etc.

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