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NAACP EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ISSUES STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT BUSH'S SIGNING OF CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1991

NAACP EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ISSUES STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT BUSH'S SIGNING
 OF CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1991
 BALTIMORE, Nov. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Following is the statement of Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks, executive director/CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) on President Bush's signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1991:
 We hail the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1991, which the NAACP has vigorously championed. We find it especially encouraging that the signing comes in the wake of the sound defeat administered David Duke by the voters of Louisiana.
 We feel a sense of relief that President Bush has withdrawn a draft, circulated by C. Boyden Gray, that would have thrust a knife into the heart of affirmative action.
 That proposal sought to replace guidelines that are relied upon by employees and workers alike in determining the employment standards by which they will be judged.
 We trust that this draft and concept will be buried and forgotten.
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 /CONTACT: Benjamin L. Hooks or James D. Williams of the NAACP, 301-358-8900/ CO: NAACP ST: Maryland IN: SU: MH -- DC028 -- 6047 11/21/91 16:15 EST
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