Monday, July 20, 2015

Undeniable Documentation of Harassment and Discrimination - 1980s

Below are links to undeniable instances of harassment and discrimination suffered by black firefighters in the City of Pensacola in the 1980's.  These documents are shocking and also dated. They show the type of treatment received by black firemen over the past 25 years under previous leaders.

They are official memorandum, not rumor and innuendo.

As you read them remember, this is the 1980s.  Not the 1960s.  They show:

  1. Inadequate hiring practices regarding minorities
  2. Lack of opportunities for promotion
  3. Training discrimination
  4. Pure race discrimination
  5. Attempts to solve the issues through the chain of command
  6. Failure to properly advise eligible black firefighters of promotion tests
  7. Fire department leadership simulating the Ku Klux Klan.

Allbritton to City

PFD in the 1980s

They show a pattern of behavior by the PFD and the City that become the foundation of a lawsuit brought later by the firefighters.

The names have been removed by me.  This is about the City and Fire Department leadership, not individuals.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why has nothing been done in 30 years to solve this problem?

Anonymous said...

^^Anonymous^^
GOB's protect their own.

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to see how Hayward's PR team tries to maneuver him out of this situation if it is shown that he had knowledge of the issues and failed to address them properly.

Anonymous said...

So far, Hayward was not in office. He was most likely in Grade School when some of this happened.

Anonymous said...

^^^Ha^^...If you read the initial post you would understand that Ms. DeWeese is demonstrating a pattern of culpability from the City's leadership. What will your response be if this pattern continues into the Hayward administration? Will you return to this blog and condemn the mayor who is no longer in grade school? Or will you defend him regardless of what's revealed? Be patient I have a feeling that what has come out so far is only the tip of the iceberg. Stay tuned!

Anonymous said...

It's good to see some of Hayward's PR team on the blog. You've got your work cut out for you! I can't wait to see how you spin all of this!

Anonymous said...

All I want to know is if the Mayor had knowledge of any of this and how he responded afterward. Even if this occurred prior to him taking office, he should have addressed this head-on and let everyone know that such behavior would not be tolerated while he's in charge. Again, I am interested in knowing what action if any was taken once he was made aware.

Anonymous said...

I think the whole point of Ms. DeWeese blogging this is that the Mayor had some knowledge of what happened at some point. Like you and others have said, I want to know how he reacted to these things as Mayor. I personally think he should have openly condemned what occurred in the past and made it clear that he would never tolerate what we have read. That's what a real leader would have done. So the jury's still out!

Anonymous said...

This really pisses me off! Cowardly, shameful, and disgusting.

Anonymous said...

^^^Agree with you 100%^^^

Anonymous said...

Of course if any of the black firefighters had responded with violence in response to any of these racist acts, everyone would've heard about this before now because they would've all been immediately arrested and fired.