White FDNY lieutenant accuses official of removing him from color guard because of his race

White FDNY lieutenant accuses official of removing him from color guard because of his race
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[Ed. – It must be in the lieutenant’s imagination. Everyone knows that blacks can’t be racist.]

A white lieutenant with the New York City Fire Department filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against the city Friday, saying he was removed from a position on the color guard because he is not black.

The lawsuit stems from a November 2017 incident ahead of the Memorial Mass to honor deceased members of the Vulcan Society, a fraternal organization of black FDNY firefighters.

Lt. Daniel McWilliams was initially selected by the FDNY Ceremonial Unit to serve as a flag bearer in the color guard for the Memorial Mass, an “esteemed honor and privilege,” the lawsuit states.

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However, Regina Wilson, the president of the Vulcan Society, allegedly removed McWilliams on the day of the event because she specifically requested an all-black color guard, the lawsuit says.

“Are you removing me from the Color Guard because I am not Black?” McWilliams asked her, the lawsuit states.

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