Ricci: The Whole Story
Nicole Allan and Emily Bazelon saw how important the Ricci case was shaping up to be. So they decided to find out more of the backstory than the rote facts that appear in every report on the case. The results? An eye-opening piece of journalism. It’s tough to read the article and come to the conclusion that the decision to overturn the results of the test was motivated by discrimination against whites. It’s not so tough to conclude that the need to promote more black firefighters was very real and very relevant to the city’s ability to serve its community. While Allan and Bazelon don’t do much legal analysis in the piece, they deserve credit for bringing the Griggs case into the story.