Vietnamese FDNY firefighter says he was tormented by ‘slurs’

  • Source: new york post
  • Published: 09/16/2013 12:00 AM

The city’s only Vietnamese firefighter says he was almost fried by some of his fellow smoke-eaters. A handful of bigots at Brooklyn’s Engine 207 tormented Minh-Bao Pham with racial slurs like “Charlie,” “chink” and “gook,” and even threw firecrackers at him, according to a lawsuit. Pham, 33, alleges supervisors “condoned and encouraged” the hateful behavior, according to papers he filed last week in Manhattan Supreme Court. Moreover, when his wife went into premature labor, delivering a stillborn child, the firefighter says he was given just two weeks off then slammed as “lazy” when he returned, according to court documents.


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