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NCJ Number: 93443 Find in a Library
Title: Cooperation in Racial Conflict - CRS (Community Relations Service) and the Business Community
Author(s): Anonymous
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 29
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The Community Relations Service (CRS), an arm of the U.S. Department of Justice, is an impartial catalyst that helps people settle their differences themselves.
Abstract: Business executives and managers caught up in disputes with blacks, Chicanos, Puerto Ricans, Asian Americans and other racial groups have sought the aid of CRS. CRS has equitably and peacefully resolved confrontations between major companies and minority groups. CRS' response to any type of racial dispute draws no distinction between whether the dispute results from busing or from a minority group's opposition to some corporate action. Its broad mandate directs it to offer its services whenever peaceful relations among the citizens of the community are threatened. While CRS professionals decline to prescribe a 'Quality of Race Relations' checklist for corporate America, they will point out certain realities that corporation officials should keep in mind. First, racial problems that occur outside the corporate setting do not absolve the officials from a responsibility to help resolve them. Businesses can influence local governments to act on problems. Top management business executives should make sure that programs related to minorities are aggressively implemented. The supplement is replete with examples and case histories illustrating the range of CRS experience and capabilities.
Index Term(s): Mediation; Minorities; Race relations; Racial discrimination
Note: Reprinted from Race Relations and Industry, Supplements 1-7 (November, 1975-June 1976).
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