Sunday, May 25, 2014

MISSION STATEMENT: KANSAS CITY MUST DEMAND FIRE DEPARTMENT DIVERSITY!!!



Been thinking about this one for awhile, (UPDATE: The Fact That THERE'S A TOWERING INFERNO ON THE PLAZA RIGHT NOW!!!) and a recent media blitz brings it to the forefront.

THE LACK OF DIVERSITY IN THE KANSAS CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT IS NOT ONLY ILLEGAL BUT MUST BE ADDRESSED IF THIS OLD SCHOOL INSTITUTION IS GOING TO DEMAND FOR MORE SALES TAX CASH!!!

A bit of proof to back up our mission statement . . .

KCTV5: Kansas City fire departments in both cities court diversity

Tragic local stats . . .

"The Kansas City, MO, Fire Department is nearly 14 percent black and 13 percent female, with Hispanics comprising a little more than 5 percent of the department. The city's overall population, according to the latest census figures, is about 30 percent black and 10 percent Hispanic."

Now, in the last election because of law voter turnout, Kansas City politicos were able to ram through yet another water levy without addressing the fact that this town's Water Dept. is in desperate need of an outside and independent audit. Similarly . . .

IF the Kansas City Fire Department cheerleaders are going to come into minority neighborhoods and beg for cash THEN the criminal practice of refusing qualified minority candidates and refusing to promote minorities and women within the KCFD must be addressed.

TKC is taking this further than just a talking point debate . . .

IN THE COMING MONTHS LOOK FOR OUR TKC BLOG COMMUNITY TO DEMAND THAT CITY HALL UNDERTAKE A KCFD DIVERSITY PROGRAM FOCUSED IN IMPROVING PROMOTION AND HIRING PRACTICES THAT HAVE BEEN HERETOFORE BASED ON OLD SCHOOL PREJUDICES!!! 

More . . .

IT'S TIME TO PUSH BACK ON OLD SCHOOL FIRE DUDES HELLBENT ON MAINTAINING A CLOSED SYSTEM FUNDED BY TAXPAYER CASH!!!

Real talk . . . The threat of real City Hall and public oversight has always been the only thing that makes local fire dudes back off from their bullying.

This isn't going to be easy . . . KCFD is the last institution in Kansas City resist diversity and equal hiring. But even the demographics of the union lobbying leadership that supports their political power has changed. Now is the first opportunity to change the status quo given a leadership transition and overall crappy finances for the city.

Developing . . .

57 Comments:

Pushups are unfair said...

Why don't we just get rid of pushup requirements too?

This plan will not work TKC!

Anonymous said...

If you could answer the test questions with spray paint that would help for the Hispanics.

Anonymous said...

Have any cupcakeologists, latte foam artists, and faux hipster lumber jack's applied for fire fighter work?

Anonymous said...

Kansas City is now thirty per cent niggers? No wonder why it's turned into the shit capital of the Midwest..

Anonymous said...

Here's the real deal Toni...firefighting us a tough job. There are some stations that don't do shit but others work really hard. The majority of young black folks are lazy turds who barely show up to work and don't want to work. The civil service test has been dumbed down to the lowest level, the interview process is a joke and scored by African american teachers to score black people higher.

In the eyes if the population, it is not abiut race or percentages like these hippy bean counters are pushing. In reality the people want people who will actually fight fires, actually be able to rescue them and actually want to do the job. They don't care what they look like, as long as they can actually work and are nice to them.

Anonymous said...

Why you raggin on firemen's tony? They steel your girl?

Anonymous said...

Total waste of time. I don't care who shows up just as long as the fire is put out.

I'm not going to stand there yelling at a chief, how come you have so few black and latino firefighters on this job!

Anonymous said...

KCFD is extraordinarily white organization,with family connections through-out the organization. It's like a family business, passed down from one generation to the next. Of course if you grow up around fire fighters - if your grandfather was a fire fighter, if you dad was a fire fighter, if your uncle and cousins are all fighters - then it stands to reason that you will have an advantage taking the tests. And the tests are designed to weed out candidates. If you want to increase diversity, turn over the hiring process to City HR and diminish the role of the Fire Department's leadership team. How many Berardi's have worked in the Fire Department?

Anonymous said...

Probably work as well as the DC-3 and Power and Light effort. Tony's not a real good organizer, that requires real work and commitment.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

For that matter when are we going see more whites working with water department street crews. What is there one white for every ten black guys? Talk about discrimination.

Anonymous said...

It ain't about skin color, some of the black firefighters I have worked with are some of the best firefighters on the job. We need to work harder recruiting but never lower standards.

Anonymous said...

Haha! 3:42! Exactly right! How many white guys do you see mowing for parks & rec? Or as secretaries at City Hall?

Meebo said...

Things are changing at the FD and that is a good thing. But I don't think TKC should look to change it too fast. A lot of the FD culture will evolve over time due to attrition and retirements.

elBryan said...

I have mixed feelings about this. KC is 30% black, but America is only 13% black. The U.S. is 15% Latino, but that includes many who are not citizens or legal to work.

Sure, we'd like to see more diversity in their hiring practices, but ultimately the fire department's goal is to put out fires. I'm more concerned about how they're spending their money than the ethnicity of who is being hired.

Anonymous said...

I'm calling the fire department to come hose off your smelly ass Stalder. they'll bring the soap.

Anonymous said...

If you want to experience black incompetence first hand, go to a VA facility. It's mostly niggers, who don't give a flying fuck about you or your medical problems. Niggers are born incompetent and generally stay that way. Shit, look at the White House!

cml said...

3:42 hits it on the head..

Not to mention the terms Tax Base and Blacks are mutually exclusive. Sales tax money based on EBT purchases don't count.

Anonymous said...

Don't they hire that law firm that pretty much every fire department in America hires to administer the tests? Isn't that so they can assure an unbiased, fair test for all applicants? So that way the most qualified applicants get hired, it sounds fair to me. The last thing this country needs is a return to affirmative action.

Anonymous said...

Notice how the fire department is criminal when they don’t meet quotas? Hey Tony, how many blacks and Hispanics work at your blog, the Pitch, KCTV, the Star? OF course out of the 200,000 blacks and hispanics how many are children, how many could pass a background investigation and how many have even applied????

Anonymous said...

KC's tech scene is pretty bad also. You maybe see one token black having "drinks" with all the white brogrammers, ad popup engineers, and token females at the mandatory company happy hours.

Anonymous said...

I will from now on post this on every comment section of an article or link crying out for diversity or minority inclusion: "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will NOT BE JUDGED BY THE COLOR OF THEIR SKIN, BUT BY THE CONTENT OF THEIR CHARACTER." - Martin Luther King, Jr. (A black man for those too ignorant to remember.)

Equal opportunity employers can suck my Polish dick.

Anonymous said...

Sly must be a white man trapped in black skin the guy does not make any sense at all.

Anonymous said...

This "content of their character" bullshit is just that, bullshit! There is no character, ethics, or sense of humanity with niggers. They are far beyond help and should be exterminated as soon as possible. Of course, that's what they say about white folks too...

Anonymous said...

How many whites work for the public works dept, Kansas City school district just tell me !

Been there done that said...

3:04 where to you think the KCFD fire service recruits from? they want people that do not have a spine or a brain to think on their own, thats what keeps the fire service alive moron! And the Union is the dictator! Dumbass!

Anonymous said...

KCFD employees are like this... a bunch of people who became employees with a hope to become somebody while riding the shit tails of a propaganda movement that proved they were nobody. The union does a great job a filling you with the same smoke that you signed up to put out. Just like cops you guys cant get anywhere in life without a label from your industry in order to find inter self substance, most of you are still cocksuckers, cheat on your wives, and have sold out your kids but you can hide behind the Maltese cross and the badge if that makes you feel better. But the public is getting more wise everyday.

Anonymous said...

The city hr IS in charge of it!

Anonymous said...

Hahahaha

Anonymous said...

5:29 quit being a dick!! You are right in why these people were attracted to their profession because they wanted attention, but dude, the real focus here should be on the city government and how corrupt it really is! Selling people on the fire service and a shit cop service takes away from the very entity that allows all theses problems to exist. So back off PD and back off Fire and go for the City government that sucks cock of their financial and political pull, because just as you said the fire service and the cops ride the shit tails , so do politicians to get to where they want to be, its no different. I vote Bill George for Mayor in the up coming election.

Anonymous said...

Wow hate firefighters much? Maybe get some happy pills or get your blood pressure checked. You need to relax

Anonymous said...

The issue is that the KCFD are hiring QUALIFIED backs and Hispanics.

Out of 100 blacks and hispanics my guess is about 14% and 5% are qualified for the job. The rest are just kidding themselves.

Seems like Tony wants them to hire more UNQUALIFIED blacks and hispanics.

Minorities covet government jobs like Gollum covets the one ring. Why? Because no matter how incompetent you are it's hard to fire you.

The few people that do get fired it takes sometimes months if not years for the process to take place. I bet anything that no one from the VA's loose their jobs even though they let people die.

The only government jobs that blacks don't flock too like wolves to a wounded animal are police, fire department and military.

Anonymous said...

Lets not forget what ever race you are KCFD gets a BYE on age discrimination to be hired and the State of Misery calls it a "special Statute" its still age discrimination, only legal by corrupt politics!

Anonymous said...

6:19 Then how can a ton of fat old FF fucks ride on pumpers (or sit in the office) and brag about banging chicks that are younger than their own daughters? I guess in Missouri thats totally cool. Guess if they are older than 17 in Missouri which in most states is 18 you can fuck em and still hold a job that requires moral turpitude. What a fucking joke!

Anonymous said...

Please Jesus, let us be JUST like Baltimore.


http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-city/bs-md-ci-fire-follow-20131230,0,2222451.story

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-city/bs-md-ci-fire-follow-20131230,0,2222451.story said...

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-city/bs-md-ci-fire-follow-20131230,0,2222451.story

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-city/bs-md-ci-fire-follow-20131230,0,2222451.story said...

Fuck off cunts. See the truith---

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-city/bs-md-ci-fire-follow-20131230,0,2222451.story

http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2011-11-17/news/bs-ed-baltimore-fire-letter-20111117_1_recruitment-black-firefighter-black-deputy said...

Black people RULE, RULE your life!

http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2011-11-17/news/bs-ed-baltimore-fire-letter-20111117_1_recruitment-black-firefighter-black-deputy

Anonymous said...

If there could ever be a audit that wasn't biased in Kansas City (or politically corrupt), then possibly changes could be made to make this a better City. Outside of that what you see is all you will ever get!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And for you YOUNG people, That is a FACT!!!

JoeFriday said...

In 2012 US Census Bureau estimated 44,456,009 African Americans in the United States meaning that 14.1% of the total American population of 313.9 Million is Black. This includes those who identify as ‘Black Only’ and as ‘Black in combination with another race’. The ‘Black Only’ category totaled 41.2 million African Americans or 13.1% of the total U.S population.

The poverty rate for all African Americans in 2012 was 28.1% which is an increase from 25.5% in 2005. Actually the poverty rate increased between 2005 and 2012 for every demographic of African Americans except those ages 65 and over who experienced a decrease from 21.2% to 19%. Black families with children under 18 headed by a single mother have the highest rate of poverty at 47.5 compared to only 8.4% percent of married-couple Black families.

Since 1964, the Black vote for the Democratic nominee for President has ranged from a low of 82% (1992), to a high of 95% (2008), with most years averaging 88%.

In 2010 48.8% of black men are “never married” compared to 45.2% of black women which is up from 44% in 2008 and 42,7% in 2005.

80% of African Americans over age 25 have high school diplomas. The average number of African Americans that have at least a bachelor’s degree increased two percentage point to 19% since the year 2000. This however is still ten percentage points lower than the national average.

African American women have 30% of all abortions but according to the 2010 census Black females make up less than 14% of the female population of the United States.

Anonymous said...

5:59 the reason thy dont "flock" to those jobs is because they have a "record" and could never sign on the be as corrupt as the people who signed on without a race issue.

Anonymous said...

Here is he "REAL DEAL"..... Kansas City SUCKS, and anyone who has ever visited here knows it!!! If we visit here we don't care about your fire department, or your police department, or the fact that both of those entities suck because while "YOU" live here you didn't care enough to make sure it didn't suck, so fuck you KC people! grow some balls so you can someday have some pride in where you live!

cml said...

The never ending hope, that blacks will become civilized, is the death of America.

Fingerers crossed, trillions spent, we, dumb fucks should cut our white throats.

Let the scumbag cunts, who mow rule the new America, run ur life.

u r a coward

Anonymous said...

Why so many friends, relatives, cousins, uncles, brothers, and sisters working there? Why so many with an Italian family tree? The federal EEO should look at the KCFD's hiring practices. It's a good ole boy network!

Anonymous said...

@7:36. Blacks don't become Police Offers, Fire Fighters or Soldiers for many reasons.

1. Its hard.
2. It takes discipline.
3. Its dangerous
4. It takes a strong sense of loyalty and duty.
5. You have to work as a team.

Most blacks would rather sit on their tail at the DMV or VA telling people who actually work hard or fought for their country what to do.

Go to a VA, most of the non doctors there are black. Tells you all you need to know.

Anonymous said...

Biggest problem is illiteracy. KC residents graduated from KCSD. Dumb as shit.

Anonymous said...

Police and fireman live north of the river and sent their kids to north Kansas City schools

Anonymous said...

If we need racial quotas for the fire department, then we need racial quotas for every city department. A lot of black folks will need to lose their jobs to get things all evened up.

Anonymous said...

I though we all wanted to be treated equal without regard to race or gender?? yet we need hiring quotas? WTF???

Anonymous said...

the FF union scam is all about who you know -- or- better -

whom you're related to..

long lists of qualified applicants.. yet the only ones getting the call have a family connection

and yes.. most are White --

pale Irish White

Anonymous said...

8:54 in other words if my house is on fire...the MOB will be the ones to come put it out? I think I will take a yellow cab to a hotel if it does which is also run by the MOB. FUCK!!!!!! KANSAS CITY is a BITCH! no wonder people with money move to the burbs, and while they support the mob at least when shit goes down, the address and zip code are different!

Anonymous said...

If you are too busy or lazy to beat them just vote Bill George for Mayor. And then plan to move!

Anonymous said...

Another case of a post overwritten. What makes you want to tell EVERYthing you know in each post?

Say less each time, post more often, tidbits.

Sorry but I have ADHD, I quit reading after about 3 grafs. If you can't get to the POINT, I'm GONE!

Anonymous said...

I think people with ADHD are half the reason this country sucks!!

Anonymous said...

I think people with ADHD are half the reason this country sucks!!

Anonymous said...

Mental Illness clouds progress!!!

Anonymous said...

8:12 while that is probably going to be true and the fact that they bring more kids into the world that they can afford to...its actually kinda smart, black people cant get over the fact their ancestors were once slaves to the white people, and by screwing like rabbits they are building their army and one day us pasty white folks will feel the wrath! while blacks might not be educated and may take full advantage of your tax dollars to feed their growing army...the fact is, they are growing their army...a better example would be CHINA you dumb ass Americans that are WHITE!!