Court Orders Chicago To Hire 111 Black Firefighters
A court ruled Friday that the City of Chicago must hire 111 African American firefighters and pay damages to thousands who were denied jobs. The legal battle started after applicants took a 1995 employment exam to become firefighters. The plaintiffs claim the test did not measure the ability to be a firefighter and made it more likely that whites would be hired. Host Michel Martin discusses the case with Chicago Sun-Times columnist Mary Mitchell.