Washington (May. 14)
Since the end of the war “job discrimination gainst American minorities has become bold and rampant,” Elmer Henderson, executive secretary of the National Council for a Permanent Fair Employment Practice Commission, today told the President’s Committee on Civil Rights, which opened two-day hearings ?.
Henderson said that he felt it was “incumbent on the committee to recommend ? the strongest terms” the passage of the Ives-Chavez-Norton Bill barring distination in employment. “The problem of job discrimination is basic to any confideration of civil rights,” he added.
Replying to Committee member Rabbi Roland Gittelson, who asked whether the council felt that employment bias could be solved by education alone or by use of ?anitive measures, Henderson said that education alone was not sufficient. The American Jewish Congress, the American Jewish Committee, the B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation eague and the Jewish Labor Committee are among groups working with the council infact-finding work to discover the sources and causes of discrimination in American, Henerson stated.