Three former recruits of the Buffalo Fire Department have filed a lawsuit, claiming they experienced discrimination based on their race, ethnicity, or age. The recruits, a Hispanic man, a Polish man, and a Black man who was called a racial slur, are joining other firefighters across the nation in speaking out against inequality. Former Buffalo Fire Deputy Commissioner Shannon Street supports the men’s claims, stating that he was demoted after reporting instances of racial and gender prejudice. This lawsuit comes amidst other allegations of discrimination within fire departments in Kansas City, Missouri, Rochester, New York, and Maryland.
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