Ruling May Change Racial Balance of Boston Fire Department

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http://www.boston.com/dailyglobe2/167/metro/Hiring_policy_shift_has_whites_eyeing_fire_jobs+.shtml Dozens of white firefighter applicants in Boston passed over for minorities may be hired because of a federal appeals court ruling dismantling the city's 29-year-old affirmative action policy. A Boston Globe analysis of the March 27 court decision and the results of civil service exams administered within the past three years shows that about 70 white men and women who were bypassed in favor of lower-scoring minorities now have legal standing to claim jobs . . .

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