Originally Posted by NateR
That's awesome that they won their case.
I really hate how it's being referred to as "reverse discrimination" though. No such animal. Discrimination is discrimination. Two wrongs don't make a right, and forcing discrimination against whites to arbitrarily "balance out" a century's worth of discrimination against blacks is not right and it's not justice.
The white firefighters in this case did nothing wrong, they don't need to be punished because of the color of their skin.
Kind of reminds me when South Park had an episode making fun of hate crimes. The boys wanted to get Cartman out of prison so they appealed to the governor and said something like, "All hate crime laws do is support the idea that we are all different. If a man beats another man for sleeping with his wife, is that not a hate crime?" Another funny part was when the judge sentenced Cartman, he said, "I am making an example out of you, to send out a message that if you want to hurt another human being, you better make damn sure they're the same color as you are."