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ERIC Number: ED151485
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Feb-17
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Remarks by Drew S. Days, III before the Black Achievers' Awards Dinner, Greater Boston YMCA, Boston, Mass.
Days, Drew S., III
This speech focuses upon the roles of both the business community and the Federal Government in fighting discrimination against women and minorities. In the belief that racial neutrality may only serve to perpetuate inequalities, the private sector is asked to actively cooperate with government nondiscrimination policies. The participation of the business community in Boston's school desegregation plan is cited as an example of past cooperation. The current proliferation of lawsuits challenging government racial goals is mentioned. The Carter Administration's determination to end discrimination is emphasized, as is the Justice Department's commitment to carrying out administration policy. Examples are given of efforts to redress racial and sexual imbalances within the government. In addition, the enforcement of Title VI, whose mandate is to prevent and eliminate discrimination in federally assisted programs, is detailed. The cooperation of business and industry with government antidiscrimination efforts is cited as necessary for the ending of inequalities. (GC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
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Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Civil Rights Div.