African American Fire Fighters Graduate Today

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Firefighters2A new class of Chicago firefighters graduates today — and it includes applicants from a controversial entrance exam given in 1995.

A Supreme Court ruling found the exam discriminated against African American candidates.

Of the 111 applicants in the class 86 will graduate today.

The City of Chicago has to pay nearly $80 million to compensate thousands of African Americans discriminated against as they tried to become Chicago firefighters.

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