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Establishment of Permanent Anti-discrimination Group Proposed in New York City Council

The creation of a permanent Committee on Interracial and Group Unity in New York City was proposed in the City Council yesterday by Councilman Benjamin J. Davis Jr. The committee, Mr. Davis said, would “encourage, foster and promote tolerance and understanding between all racial, religious and national groups in the City of New York, and discourage and prevent discriminatory practices against members of any group.”

The measure would specifically empower the committee to “receive and investigate complaints of disorimination (1) in the exercise of civil rights other than in the field of employment, (2) in the renting or purchase of real property and (3) in the treatment by any city official or agency or private individual,” and to develop programs for educational institutions showing the contributions of minority groups.