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Racial Equality in Kearny


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I am shocked that the town of Kearny did not have a protest over the scandalous Trayvon Martin controversy. The Kearny residents should support Kearnys African American community on the issue. Kearny needs to become a much more diverse community and embrace minority leadership, home ownership, and the hiring of African American Americans. The Kearny Fire department needs to start hiring a significant number of AA to diversify this traditional Caucasian pool of nepotism and patronage. WHY AREN'T AFRICAN AMERICANS BEING RECRUITED FOR THE FIRE DEPARTMENT? Why aren't more affordable housing measures being taken to encourage minority activity in the center of town instead of on the fringes? African American qualified candidates would gladly move into Kearny if offered a job as a Firefighter unlike the majority of current Firefighters who live elsewhere. Living in town promotes more concern about the community instead of just a paycheck. Minority recruitment is a MUST if the town is to prosper!

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I am shocked that the town of Kearny did not have a protest over the scandalous Trayvon Martin controversy. The Kearny residents should support Kearnys African American community on the issue. Kearny needs to become a much more diverse community and embrace minority leadership, home ownership, and the hiring of African American Americans. The Kearny Fire department needs to start hiring a significant number of AA to diversify this traditional Caucasian pool of nepotism and patronage. WHY AREN'T AFRICAN AMERICANS BEING RECRUITED FOR THE FIRE DEPARTMENT? Why aren't more affordable housing measures being taken to encourage minority activity in the center of town instead of on the fringes? African American qualified candidates would gladly move into Kearny if offered a job as a Firefighter unlike the majority of current Firefighters who live elsewhere. Living in town promotes more concern about the community instead of just a paycheck. Minority recruitment is a MUST if the town is to prosper!

First of all Kearny is extremely diverse. If you were born and raised here 40+ years ago and came back now you wouldn't believe the change. Just because Kearny is not over populated with Blacks (African Americans) does not present a problem. Would you say Newark is not diverse because there are not any Whites (Caucasian) people living there? I have no problem with equality, but it appears Blacks don't want equality, they want everything and want it given to them. Is there a White History Month? Is there a United Caucasian College Fund?, NAACP, Is there a NAAWP?, the list goes on and on. There is definitely a double standard.

As far as the Martin case, a decision was made by a jury. It may not be the decision you and many others agree with but that is how the justice system works. Were you upset and want to protest with the OJ Simpson decision? More recently, did you want to protest when the videos were released with the Black man brutally beating a White woman in her home in Millburn, NJ, then throwing her down the basement stairs in front of her children? When a white person does anything to a person of color there always is some fallout in the way of protests and news coverage, but when a person of color does something to a white person it has no meaning, no coverage, no protests, just another day in our lives. Jobs should not be given to anyone because the color of their skin........any job should go to the most qualified person, not the white, black, yellow person, nor should you want to be recruited just because you're black. Equality not entitlement.

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The Trayvon Martin case was a racial issue? JUST because one was black and one was not? Were you on the jury? Did you here ALL the evidence? What are you basing your outrage over?

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I am shocked that the town of Kearny did not have a protest over the scandalous Trayvon Martin controversy. The Kearny residents should support Kearnys African American community on the issue. Kearny needs to become a much more diverse community and embrace minority leadership, home ownership, and the hiring of African American Americans. The Kearny Fire department needs to start hiring a significant number of AA to diversify this traditional Caucasian pool of nepotism and patronage. WHY AREN'T AFRICAN AMERICANS BEING RECRUITED FOR THE FIRE DEPARTMENT? Why aren't more affordable housing measures being taken to encourage minority activity in the center of town instead of on the fringes? African American qualified candidates would gladly move into Kearny if offered a job as a Firefighter unlike the majority of current Firefighters who live elsewhere. Living in town promotes more concern about the community instead of just a paycheck. Minority recruitment is a MUST if the town is to prosper!

There you go again Barney. Your obsession with the HFD and KFD is getting old, very old.

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In answer to your questions regarding the number of African Americans holding political positions and municipal jobs in Kearny, you can see from this link that the percentage of AAs living in Kearny was listed as .04% of the population - not enough to warrant a huge presence in local government. To be "offered" a job as a fireman, how about everyone - men, woman, white, black, yellow, orange, polka-dotted - apply, take the test, and wait their turn like everyone else.

I think it's insulting to everyone, in the majority or the minority, to suggest that someone should get a job because of their minority status simply because of that minority status.

By the way, the information on that Zipskinny site is pretty interesting.

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In a sense, African Americans in Hudson County reflect Tray on Martin in a certain respect. Their dreams as potential Firefighters are being killed by nepotism and patronage in a corrupt political climate. That may be one opinion but I trust it may be shared by many others not necessarily on this forum.

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In a sense, African Americans in Hudson County reflect Tray on Martin in a certain respect. Their dreams as potential Firefighters are being killed by nepotism and patronage in a corrupt political climate. That may be one opinion but I trust it may be shared by many others not necessarily on this forum.

In a sense, Barney, you make no sense.

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In a sense, African Americans in Hudson County reflect Tray on Martin in a certain respect. Their dreams as potential Firefighters are being killed by nepotism and patronage in a corrupt political climate. That may be one opinion but I trust it may be shared by many others not necessarily on this forum.

Talk about Unmitigated Nonsense...Kearny is Civil Service, Kearny has Open Application to ANYONE in Hudson County Essex County, and anyone who lives within 15 Miles of Kearny. THIS is SPECIFICALLY BECAUSE of the NAACP lawsuits. If Blacks from town are feeling discriminated against because they can't get hired maybe they should A: Take it up with NAACP to get the residency requirement restored, and B: Study better and better prepare for the Physical portions of the test. KFD has 2 Black Firefighters, one female, out of, IIRC 97 (?) Total. KPD has 4 Black Officers (One Female) out of a total of 98. If ANYBODY should be screaming about "Racial Inequality" it SHOULD be the Hispanics, since they make up close to, if nor more than half the population in town now.

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The Trayvon Martin case was a racial issue? JUST because one was black and one was not? Were you on the jury? Did you here ALL the evidence? What are you basing your outrage over?

Hear I mean of course

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In a sense, African Americans in Hudson County reflect Tray on Martin in a certain respect. Their dreams as potential Firefighters are being killed by nepotism and patronage in a corrupt political climate. That may be one opinion but I trust it may be shared by many others not necessarily on this forum.

Fire Departments in Hudson County including Kearny are governed by New Jersey Civil Service requirements. That means anyone interested in becoming a firefighter has to take an examination and satisfy the background and residency requirements. Candidates are ranked by examination score and ALL hiring is based on that ranked list.

If you haven't been hired, that probably means your exam score isn't high enough. Period.

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Talk about Unmitigated Nonsense...Kearny is Civil Service, Kearny has Open Application to ANYONE in Hudson County Essex County, and anyone who lives within 15 Miles of Kearny. THIS is SPECIFICALLY BECAUSE of the NAACP lawsuits. If Blacks from town are feeling discriminated against because they can't get hired maybe they should A: Take it up with NAACP to get the residency requirement restored, and B: Study better and better prepare for the Physical portions of the test. KFD has 2 Black Firefighters, one female, out of, IIRC 97 (?) Total. KPD has 4 Black Officers (One Female) out of a total of 98. If ANYBODY should be screaming about "Racial Inequality" it SHOULD be the Hispanics, since they make up close to, if nor more than half the population in town now.

The NAACP settlement was amended. You have to reside in Kearny or Newark to join Kearny Fire or Police Department.

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