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Massachusetts Anti-bias Commission Reports on 1952 Cases

January 12, 1953
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The Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination investigated some 225 cases of alleged discrimination in employment, plus 41 cases of discrimination in public places, during 1952, it was disclosed here. The Commission also announced initiation of a new educational program designed to increase job opportunities for members of minority groups through apprentice training.

The Commission’s report also stated that a survey of some 270 employers, against whom complaints of discrimination had been lodged in the past three years, showed no new evidence of discrimination. In the case of one group of 26 firms, employing over 17,000 persons, the employment of members of minority groups had risen from 124 to 1,700 since the Commission acted on complaints against them.

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