Equal Opportunity Affairs is the backbone of the Congress of Racial
Equality’s campaign against job discrimination and the other by-products of
racism and prejudice in labor, housing, education, and the criminal justice
system. Although discrimination is against the law, Black and other minority
workers are aware that without strict enforcement, laws alone will have little
effect and racist policies will remain unchanged.
With this in mind, CORE has developed a prototype plan--including
step-by-step directions on formulation, implementation, and
monitoring--to assist employers in selecting qualified and deserving
applicants for available positions.
Someone who suspects job discrimination calls CORE to make immediate
contact with one of CORE’s team of caseworkers. The caseworker takes
notes on the complaint and consults with the entire staff of the EOA
department. A call from EOA very often remedies the situation. If
further work is necessary, EOA provides the complainant with the name,
address and telephone number of the CORE office or anti-discriminatory
agency closest to the complainant and with job discrimination
specialization most relevant to his/her needs.
CORE’s EOA representatives also work closely with the State and
Federal agencies to insure that victims of discrimination have access to
the resources to fight back.
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