publication date: Tuesday, December 15, 2009 (part of Round XLI)

category: Controversy

clue: Fire doesn't care what color your skin is.

explanation: Ricci and other white firefighters sued the New Haven, Connecticut fire department over denying them promotions because there wasn't a sufficient number of qualified minority firefighters to promote with them. The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in April 2009 and ruled in their favor in June 2009. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Erik Bates, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, Aaron Shurtleff, Dave Mitzman, Tony Peters, Ryan Dunn, Walter Chesser, Jesse King, and Melissa Anderson

2009 Year in Review This goo was part of 2009 Year in Review. These ordinary people became overnight celebrities, inspiring the headlines that made 2009 memorable.



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