A federal judge has just approved a new entry-level firefighters test for New York City, which has the largest firefighting force in the country.
The new test, known as Exam 2000, was developed after a federal judge in 2009 found a disparate impact relating to the existing exam. The judge appointed a Special Master to oversee the creation of the new exam, which the City now claims will not result in a “practical adverse impact" on minority applicants.
The last time we spoke about “disparate impact” discrimination (although we have done so a lot) was on September 21st, when we added another municipal fire department to the list of those whose examinations for firefighter positions were either challenged as having a discriminatory “disparate impact,” or who settled such lawsuits
Now add New York City.