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Discrimination Costs U.S. Industry 30 Billion Dollars a Year

February 25, 1955
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Secretary of Labor James P. Mitchell, addressing the National Conference of Christians and Jews, reported today that discrimination is costly. He estimated that the annual cost of discrimination to American business and industry is $30 billion annually.

“If we are to achieve our goals in the field of brotherhood, all of us must practice it in our daily lives; teach and train and hire and promote upon the basis of ability alone, without regard to race, religion, color or national origin,” Mr. Mitchell added.

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