Congressional Committee Predicts Post-war Racial Riots; Wants Minorities Safeguarded
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Congressional Committee Predicts Post-war Racial Riots; Wants Minorities Safeguarded

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The House Labor Committee, in a report supporting the establishment of a permanent Fair Employment Practices Commission, today predicted the possibility of post-war race riots in the United States “unless we safeguard the right of minorities.”

“The four largest minorities who suffer from job discrimination practices are our 13,000,000 Negroes, our 5,000,000 Jews, our 3,000,000 Americans of Mexican or Spanish origin and our 5,000,000 foreign-born citizens,” the report asserted.

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