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ERIC Number: ED157987
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jul-17
Reference Count: 0
Remarks by Drew S. Days, III, Before the International Association of Official Human Rights Agencies at the Washington Plaza Hotel, Seattle, Washington, July 17, 1978. Language Lacking Discrimination.
Days, Drew S., III
Progress has been made in civil rights and civil equality since 1964. Euphemisms in language, however, continue to impede the achievement of an end to discrimination in America. Examples of such vague and euphemistic terms are expressions such as "reverse discrimination" and "affirmative action," which fail to remind Americans that present discrimination must be eradicated not only in words but also in fact. A number of court cases on reverse discrimination (the Bakke case, for example) tend to obscure the real problems of the cumulative effects of racism and discrimination against minorities. (MC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Civil Rights Div.
Identifiers: Bakke v Regents of University of California; Civil Equality