RACES: Wanted: Qualified Negroes

In the labor-hungry whirlaway of U.S. production, job discrimination against the Negro has begun to melt. Swept off farms since 1930 (when they made up 35% of rural labor), Negroes by this year made up nearly 72% of the unskilled and semiskilled manual labor force. But only about 10% of U.S. middle-class white-collar workers are Negroes.

Last week, presided over by Vice President Nixon, 55 key U.S. business leaders met in Washington to discuss job equalization. All heads of major companies that together account for $43.5 billion of total U.S. production, they...

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