When is race a job qualification?

November 18, 2011

The headline on The Sun's article about promotions within the Baltimore Fire Department ("Two top fire jobs to blacks," Nov. 16) was disgraceful. It should have been, "Two top fire jobs to most qualified."

Since when is the color of one's skin a "qualification" for anything? Racism in this country will never disappear as long as it is used as a prerequisite for any type of employment. Shame on the writer of that headline.

D. Pazourek, Sparks

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