ERIC Number: ED200682
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Employment and Ethnicity.
Walentynowicz, Leonard F.
Issues regarding the equal employment of white ethnic Americans are discussed in this presentation by the Executive Director of the Polish American Congress. It is held that Federal efforts to prohibit discrimination based on race, color, creed, sex, and national origin are actually only acting to overcome discrimination based on race, color, and sex. The author asserts that failure to collect data on Euro-ethnic Americans and the tendency to focus affirmative action programs on blacks, Hispanics, and women serve to handicap southern and eastern European Americans in the job market. It is recommended that the government implement separate categories for white ethnic groups in the collection of demographic data, in order to document the need for affirmative action policy directed toward these groups. Appended to this discussion are copies of testimony regarding the 1980 Census presented by the Polish American Congress to the Civil Service Commission and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, as well as briefs filed in the "Bakke" and "Weber" cases. The testimony and briefs focus upon the need for affirmative action programs for white ethnic groups. (GC)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Bakke v Regents of University of California; Euro Americans; Weber v Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corporation
Note: Not available separately; see UD 021 324. Paper presented at a consultation sponsored by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Chicago, IL, December 3, 1979). For a related document see UD 021 332.