Ricci v. DeStefano is a U.S. Supreme Court decision involving claims of reverse discrimination against white firemen in New Haven, Connecticut, during the promotional process. The case garnered national attention during Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation hearings in 2009. The Supreme Court ruled that statistical racial disparities in testing do not allow employers to use race-based criteria in employment decisions. Although provisions of both Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (prohibiting employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, ...

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