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b29, 1971, he issued an interoffice memorandum on the bsubject of executive recruitment and placement (Executive bOrder No. 505, Classification 1, 36; Supplements: E.O. 501 b(1) ). The order read:

b“Effective this date I am establishing an Executive Re- bcruitment and Placement Panel . . . covering all recom- bmendations for the placement of persons in staff positions bthroughout HRA at salaries of $15,000 and above. . . .

b“This agency has, and must increasingly demonstrate, a bstrategic commitment to the enhancement of career oppor- btunities for all segments of our population and especially bthose groups who have not heretofore had easy access to top bleadership position in governmental service. . . .

b“It [the Panel] will actively seek after qualified candidates b[particularly those from various minority groups]. . . .”

bThe collapse of the government led by the wealthy and bpowerful who wished to save themselves by making the little bcitizen, particularly the Jew, pay the militant’s price, was bseen years ago. When Franklin E. White was appointed the bnew general counsel of the New York City Human Rights bCommission, the New York Post on July 8, 1969, interviewed bhim and Jews were startled to hear how their human rights bwould now be protected. White was described as a man b“with a brilliant record and a forthrightly expressed belief bthat treatment of Negros should not be equal—it should be bpreferential.” He called Black campus disruptions “abso- blutely justified” (history does not record a condemnation by bMrs. Schiff of such militancy coming from a non-Jew) and badded: “The white society owes preferential treatment to bNegroes.” The same year the Newark Board of Education bvoted to abolish written and oral exams for promotion in bschools and ten white teachers, mostly Jewish, who had bqualified by exam in the past for promotion to principal or bvice-principal were now dropped in favor of ten Negroes bwho had not made it on merit.

bThe Admissions Testing Programs (ATP), the College bEntrance Examination Board, suddenly showed up with an bitem requesting the applicant to list “ethnic group.” This bmove, to allow Blacks, Puerto Ricans, and other minorities b 

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