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ERIC Number: ED001989
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963-Jan
Pages: 74
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STATE EXECUTIVE AUTHORITY TO PROMOTE CIVIL RIGHTS, AN ACTION PROGRAM FOR THE 1960'S.
SILARD, JOHN
THE QUESTIONS OF THE GOVERNOR'S POWER REGARDING CIVIL RIGHTS ISSUES WAS DISCUSSED. THROUGH THE "GOVERNOR'S CODE OF FAIR PRACTICES," WHICH BRIEFLY STATED THAT THE STATE'S BASIC POLICY WAS AGAINST DISCRIMINATION, THE GOVERNOR AS WELL AS ALL STATE OFFICIALS HAD SUFFICIENT POWER TO FIGHT DISCRIMINATION. THE OFFICIALS HAD FURTHER POWER WITH SUCH LICENSING CONTROLS AS ENFORCING CERTAIN RULES FOR REAL ESTATE BROKERS. SOME OF THE PROGRAMS PROMOTED BY STATE EXECUTIVE ACTION INCLUDED FAIR EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES IN STATE LEGISLATION, STATE EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES, AND STATE CONTRACTS. FAIR HOUSING PRACTICES SHOULD INVOLVE STATUTES AND ORDINANCES PROHIBITING DISCRIMINATION IN PUBLICLY ASSISTED HOUSING. REALTORS AND LENDERS SHOULD HAVE THEIR POLICIES INSPECTED AND CONTROLLED. SCHOOLS AND PUBLIC ACCOMODATIONS SHOULD BE INTEGRATED. THIS COULD BE DONE THROUGH STATE ASSISTANCE. THE DOCTRINE OF "STATE INVOLVEMENT" IN THE 14TH AMENDMENT AND IN REPEATED SUPREME COURT RULINGS MADE CLEAR THE OBLIGATION OF THE EXECUTIVE TO AID THOSE INVOLVED IN RACIAL DISCRIMINATION.
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Authoring Institution: Potomac Inst., Washington, DC.
Identifiers: DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA