The following is via Fox News:
A white firefighter has sued the FDNY after claiming he was barred from participating in a color guard ceremony honoring deceased members of the Vulcan Society — a fraternal organization of black firefighters
The lawsuit reveals an exchange between McWilliams and then-president of the Vulcan Society Regina Wilson regarding McWilliams’ assignment to the ceremonial unit for the 2017 Mass, which was held at St. Philips Episcopal Church in Harlem.
“Lieutenant, I specifically requested an all-black color guard,” Wilson allegedly said.
McWilliams, a 29-year veteran of the FDNY responded by questioning, “Are you removing me from the color guard because I am not black?”
“Yes I am,” Wilson reportedly answered.