F.e.p.c. Dies; Final Report to President Says Discriminatory Practices Increasing

The Federal Fair Employment Practices Committee expired at midnight last night. A Congressional attempt to extend the life of the agency failed several months ago when a filibuster against it developed in the Senate.

In a final report to President Truman, the commission emphasized that wartime gains against discrimination in employment were being lost, and stated that a national effort to eliminate such practices would require federal legislation in order to be effective.

The report pointed out that gains made by Jewish, Negro and Mexican workers were being dissipated by an “unchecked revival” of discriminatory practices. It also said that veterans of minority groups were finding it difficult to obtain training and jobs.

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