Justice: Cutback on Quotas

Cutback on Quotas

In yet another blow against affirmative action, the Justice Department has asked some 50 states, counties and cities to abandon numerical goals in hiring or promoting women and minorities. Ironically, the quotas were established as a result of lawsuits filed by the Justice Department itself under previous Administrations. William Bradford Reynolds, head of the department's civil rights division, said the Reagan Administration is not interested in "displacing" workers who are currently employed under quotas.

The Justice Department's attack on quota agreements stems from last June's Supreme Court ruling, in Firefighters Local Union No. 1784 vs. Stotts, that the 1964 Civil Rights...

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