ERIC Number: ED228348
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Mar-4
Reference Count: 0
Remarks before the 1983 Mid-Winter Meeting of the American Bar Association Equal Employment Law Committee.
Reynolds, William Bradford
In this speech, the Assistant Attorney General of the Federal Civil Rights Division outlines Title VII enforcement activities in order to support the assertion that the Reagan administration is sincerely committed to equal employment opportunity. The major points emphasized are that the administration believes race to be an impermissible basis on which to allocate either rewards or penalties, and that the government continues to pursue cases where either discriminatory intent or effects can be proven. Litigation reviewed includes the Griggs v. Duke Power Company case, the Boston Firefighters and Police case, and the New Orleans Police case. The speech concludes with the reassertion that preferential treatment due to race or sex goes against equal opportunity, and that the Reagan administration's stand against affirmative action is based upon that premise. (GC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Civil Rights Div.
Identifiers: Civil Rights Act 1964 Title VII; Reagan Administration
Note: Paper presented at the Mid-Winter Meeting of the Equal Employment Law Committee of the American Bar Association (Longboat Key, FL, March 4, 1983).