Corporations: Tomorrow Becomes Yesterday

Discussing Negro employment and discrimination in industry, San Francisco Human Rights Commission Chairman William Becker insists that "the hard struggle is still for entry. Promotions are tomorrow's problem."Perhaps — but tomorrows have a way of dawning fast. In Boston last week, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination agreed to hear complaints by eleven Negroes that General Motors had bypassed them and made junior white employees foremen in its Framingham, Mass., Fisher Body plant. In New York, 14 Negro employees accused the Chase Manhattan Bank of discriminating against their advancement to computer training.

To Illinois Fair Employment Practices Commission Director Walter Ducey, such...

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