UUA Action to Reduce Injustices of Discrimination 1979 Business Resolution

WHEREAS, in the Bakke case, the Supreme Court affirmed the use of color as one of the means of opening opportunities for professional, scholarly, and technical training to blacks and other historically disadvantaged groups; and

WHEREAS, relatively few blacks and other historically disadvantaged persons work in jobs with better than average career potential, and relatively few are enrolled in studies preparing for such careers;

BE IT RESOLVED: That the 1979 General Assembly requests the Unitarian Universalist Association Section on Social Responsibility to increase its efforts in affirmative action and consciousness-raising and to provide information on constitutional affirmative action programs and to stimulate local societies to reduce the injustices of discrimination by monitoring local situations and encourage appropriate public and private affirmative action.