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In 2003 the New Haven Fire Department conducted a promotion test for lieutenants and captains. To the dismay of the test takers, the test was really hard and the results of the test seemed to segregate the racial community of the firefighters. When the results were viewed by the Civil Service Board and they realized only one Hispanic and zero African-Americans would gain the promotion spots, they decided not to validate the test results for fear of a law suit from the minorities. Counter to their thoughts the white promotable test takers, who did pass the test and were looked over, sued on the grounds of disparate treatment. The question is did the city of New Haven act reasonably in rejecting the test results because of the lack of minority representation? This paper will analyze the deontological and utilitarian perspectives of the actions taken by the City of New Haven and answer the question at hand.
The reason the city of New Haven was worried about accepting the test results was because of fear of prosecution by minorities based on the grounds of affirmative action (AA). A…
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