Any reasonable intelligent person has to agree with the above. If you you are an idiot and an apologist for racism. Why? Years ago, fire departments and police departments and unions were good ole boy networks with pure despotism. Your grandpa, (likely Irish LOL) had a job as a fire fighter, your dad got a job as FF because his dad greased the wheels, and then you got a job because of the same. A qualified man/woman without an "In" had no chance. So what was done? The good ole boy network was dropped in favor of physical and written objective tests. OBJECTIVE TESTING should be seen as the answer for racial minorities. They should be pleading for them. That would be honest. Study hard, get physically fit and you get the job. Instead, as usual, they want a hand out and refuse to compete objectively. Because in written objective tests we know quite well that they mostly always lose out to whites. And Asians. If you can't compete and study with the best, you don't deserve a job. If your mom and dad did not teach to study and work hard, tough shit. You lose.